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Re: USS Atlanta - I believe that 'Very Fire' are actually releasing one in the near future.
Posted by francis williams on September 8, 2021, 11:07:30, in reply to "My small list
And yes, things are getting better with, for example, the promise of HMS Dido and sisters by Trumpeter.
As ever, I will practice patience.....
Are things perfect? No. But they are light years ahead of what it once was. You can build everything from a pre-dreadnought to Very Fire's Montana . Heck, the DKM Graf Zeppelin was made as a model and that ship just absorbed steel and workers in WWII.
Cruisers... it's getting better. When Indianapolis & San Francisco came then life was getting good. I can remember when a 1/350 cruiser was that poorly made Italian Navy Polo that came with a set up for a electric motor and a mutated lump of plastic for a scout aircraft.
Heck, we have a Cleveland now.
Carriers? There is no Illustrious but from the USN side it's fantastic. You have Lexington to Yorktown to Independence to Ranger to Essex to Langley . Heck, there is even the CVE Gamber Bay , too. I guess my only "whine" is a post 1943 fit of Enterprise isn't made. For the fans of post WWII carriers the only thing you're lacking are Forrestal and a Midway class.
I want a Ranger but due to inflation & an absolutely huge stash of models that may never be built.
Life is good. Honestly, I can't complain. There are more kits than I have time for or can afford.
Anyway... my "nice to have an option to by list" in 1/350
USS Atlanta (always a bridesmaid and never a bride)
USS Porter class c. 1942
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