Curious about Fujimi

I've been waiting for their 72nd scale E-2C Hawkeye 2000, with the eight bladed props, to be released. They started with a December release date, and
now are saying February.
As far as I can tell from viewing the built up model on their page, the only thing different from previous releases will be the new props, and maybe new decals.
I'm just wondering why the delay? Are Fujimi experiencing financial difficulties? Problems with a sub-contractor?
Don H.
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Probably both. Also infighting with other manufacturers is making it difficult. Remember most Japanese companies also work on the exclusive contract arangement, so if their competitors could arrange it that some subcontractors were no longer allowed to do work for Fujimi, there could easily be hold-ups.
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writes:

Okay... That could be quite a problem. Thanks.
Don H.
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wrote:

gernot, do you still have my email?
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snipped-for-privacy@some.domain writes:

I should think so! It's on my home machine and I switched off my remote access this morning so I cannot send you right now. but if you send to my published email in the header I can reply from work too.
News from this side is that the wedding ceremony preparations for April (we already did the marriage last June) are in full swing, plans to get family over here are at the point where I have to fork out money for air tickets, and my job for the next year is secure. Still looking for other jobs, as always, and making deals to get my business more profitable...
Modeling space is slowly getting there, probably after April I will be able to actually do some building. Computer work is still taking up some valuable time and space.
Till soon, best regards, Gernot
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wrote:

wow! congrats plus best wishes, man. marriage, what a scary idea. basically you answered what i was going to email about. i'm really glad all is well. did you invite godzilla?
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snipped-for-privacy@some.domain writes:

I can agree, except it's more scary with kids according to my brother who now has two to take care of...

Ah no, but some large English chaps are coming and that should be an adequate substitute :-)
Ta!
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wrote:

to paraphrase a cool song gernot's hanging in japan with godzilla and rodan...
how many englishman = 1 godzilla?
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snipped-for-privacy@some.domain writes:

Think about how clumsy big englishmen can be inside a shrine, and how they will fit into the dainty chairs at the reception, filled with o-sake. I think godzilla has ample competition. In looks, I fear they are about equally matched too :-)
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wrote:

i do like godzilla and would invite hime to any function, but the brits do have all thos great ac museums. does godzilla have a museum? and shouldn't he?
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Gernot Hassenpflug wrote:

Don't be too dismissive of the British when sitting in Admiral Togo's shrine. When Japan decided to build a modern navy, they based it on the Royal Navy to the point of giving commands in English on the bridge of their warships, and having warships built in Britain for them, like Togo's flagship Mikasa. The Russians on the other hand based a lot of their naval concepts on the French Navy as far as warship design went. In the naval battles of Russo-Japanese war, the Japanese laid waste to the Russian Pacific and Baltic fleets, and the British thought this showed British superiority in tactics and warship design. Britain was flattered by the fact that Japan thought so much of their warships and navy... after all, the little navy of the quaint Mikado of the far east could never present a threat to England's mighty Royal Navy. Then the Japanese ordered a state-of-the-art battlecruiser from Vickers-Armstrong that was actually superior to anything in the Royal Navy: http://www.friesian.com/kongo.htm ...took it back to Japan, studied it to the last detail, and built three copies of it. Suddenly, the Imperial Japanese Navy didn't look so funny anymore. But by then of course it was too late. As Lenin said: "You may count upon the capitalist to sell you the rope you are going to hang him with."
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and where is lenin and his worker's paradise? 19th century failed economic naive idealism never stood a chance and even vladimoron knew it. no he's just a wax dummy and the failed experiment left a potentialy rich and powerful country a 3rd world cesspool. i hope the russians get thier shit together, but communism really wasted most of an important century. it would be especially bad if the chinese eat them up. too bad the chinese proles are taking so long to realize they could have a much better government. and that the current emporers are weak. not that i'm pessimistic about human nature and logical historical fallacies or nuttin'.
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snipped-for-privacy@some.domain wrote:

Like a half-empty glass of water? Sadly, I don't think the Russians have learned yet, else Putin wouldn't be making like a strongman.
Bill Banaszak, MFE Sr.
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i believe you're correct. russia could easily become a 'tatorship again
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Mad-Modeller wrote:

After taking back the Russian gas and petroleum industry from the Oligarchs, Putin (or his successor; he gave his farewell speech yesterday) does have the money to make Russia a formidable military power again. Just as in the case of China, any real attempt at Marxist Communism is dead, but there is now a odd socialist-capitalist system running in both countries, and Russia can still make a lot of money from exporting advanced military technology, at least till China catches up with them, which should be in around a decade. The fact that Putin stepped down at the end of his presidency rather than trying to become the new Czar or be deposed in a coup at least indicates some political progress in that country. China still has that little crisis ahead as the last of the communist old guard dies off. What happens in Cuba after Castro and his brother will be interesting to see also. Cuba has a lot to gain economically by closer ties to the US.
Pat
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Pat Flannery wrote:

I've felt for a long time that the trade boycott was the wrong way to go with Cuba. I'd bet that Castro's government would have teetered precariously on bankruptcy had we flooded the country with goods. Instead we indulged in a nearly 50 year embargo that many others did not observe. We didn't break him or starve him. We gave him just enough adversity to use to encourage resistance in the people.
Bill Banaszak, MFE Sr.
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I've always felt that a revolutionary when offered a bit of the good life quickly ceases to become a revolutionary. And Kennedy's embargo didn't hurt anyone other than the guy in the street. Maybe he thought that this would lead to an overthrow of the Castro government. If so, he was sadly mistaken....
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snipped-for-privacy@some.domain wrote:

On the other hand, the Chinese took Lenin's concept to heart, reversed it, and realized that you could sell a capitalist the rope you would hang him with at his local Walmart store at low cost while still turning a hefty profit for your own communist country. Later, in best Fu-Manchu style, would come the tainted toys for the capitalist children to dull their minds with lead poisoning and make them easy prey for their new Red Overlords in their mentally stunted state. More effective than even the opium the British used to destroy the Chinese monarchy, or the beads given to the American Indians in exchange for their land.
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or the french postcards given to gi's to cause blindness in ww1.
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It's all about money :-) Togo was a great admiral, and a wise one, who warned in his last speech to Japan's follow-on leaders not to be dismissive and complacent in victory, lest pride lead to defeat. How truly he spoke.
On Fidays Yokosuka restaurants have "kaigun-curry" on the menu, and the Japanese navy still serves curry on Fridays, following an old RN tradition, apparently.
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