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REVIEW
First Look~Trump's 1/350 Richelieu
Gunny
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: July 13, 2004
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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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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
~Gunny
goldenpony
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Zimbabwe
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!

blaster76
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Texas, United States
Joined: September 15, 2002
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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
JMartine
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: October 18, 2007
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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.
Clanky44
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: September 15, 2005
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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.

Frank
whittman181
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: December 30, 2006
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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
Karybdis
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Maryland, United States
Joined: December 27, 2006
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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!