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First Look~Trump's 1/350 Richelieu
Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: July 13, 2004
KitMaker: 6,705 posts
ModelGeek: 918 posts
Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 10:25 PM UTC
Ahoy, mates,
Join me in a "first look" style review at Trumpeter Models new, 1/350 scale, French Battleship Richelieu!

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Joined: July 03, 2007
KitMaker: 3,529 posts
ModelGeek: 318 posts
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 03:40 AM UTC
Nice looking ship. These manufacturers are making things hard on a guy, do they know that?

Thanks for sharing her with us!

Texas, United States
Joined: September 15, 2002
KitMaker: 8,985 posts
ModelGeek: 2,104 posts
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 06:28 AM UTC
Well this is going to put Tom's and GMM behind the 8 ball. Loren is just now releasing the San Francisco PE he had planned to do one for the Nagato. I don't have a clue what is up with Tom, he releaseda couple ofgeneric setsto cover the San Fran.

Gunny---I volunteer to do a build of this kit (LOL) ...right like I really think You don't want to build it. I just now put the Nw Jersey on the shelf. Working a small tank for a bit "o pallet cleansinsg, them more than likely I'll tackle the Hood as that is the only kit I have everything in place for. I still need Kenny's masks for my Hornet and Alabama, and I am not mentally prepared to tackle the Big E and I am waiting for a cheaper altrnative PE set for the 2 Japanese BB's
New Jersey, United States
Joined: October 18, 2007
KitMaker: 1,698 posts
ModelGeek: 9 posts
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 10:54 AM UTC
Sprues look great, cheesy box art though, compared to some of the recently released IJN BBs, some of which (as mentioned) could be framed.
Ontario, Canada
Joined: September 15, 2005
KitMaker: 1,901 posts
ModelGeek: 242 posts
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 12:03 PM UTC
Great looking model,... It will be interesting to see how Trumpeter's sales on this model go, given the plethora of IJN and USN models hitting the market.

Massachusetts, United States
Joined: December 30, 2006
KitMaker: 646 posts
ModelGeek: 40 posts
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 04:25 PM UTC
The French certainly made a beautiful battleship I'd like to pick up one of these Bob
Maryland, United States
Joined: December 27, 2006
KitMaker: 846 posts
ModelGeek: 1 posts
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 07:44 PM UTC
Great review! Man, I've been waiting for the 1/350 model of this beautiful ship for a long time and it's nice to see it finally hitting the shelves. Thanks for showing us this stunning kit!