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Re: Kudos to Trumpeter (so far) - 1/700 USS Alaska Dry Fit Pictures
While the shields are thicker than those of us spoiled by Flyhawk kits might like, please remember these are close-up pictures and in real life the shields are pretty standard fare for Trumpeter kits these days. Meaning in in actuality they don't appear to be too thick to the naked eye. In fact they are no thicker than my Tamiya kits have...
so, take that for what it's worth. If they are still too thick for anyone's taste break out the XACTO knife and scrape, scrape scrape to your liking.
The walls of the splinter shields of the anti aircraft weaponry in 1/700 appear to be about four inches thick. There's a lot of work ahead to make that at all realistic. Just sayin.
Well, I must give a preliminary well done to Trumpeter on their new 1/700 USS Alaska kit. Forget about the armor belt issue (already been discussed below - will have to fix it), however, the major parts of the kit are very well detailed and fit snugly with no flash on them. Well done! Here are some pictures:
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