Revell 1/350 New Jersey

A local model shop is selling the Revell 1/350 New Jersey battleship kit at
a highly discounted price.
I've done some googling but can't find many opinions about this kit
So, any ideas what it is like or can you point me at any reviews.
Cheers,
Nigel
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Nigel Heather
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Just Buy It and then give your own review , if you get good reviews and go back and it's gone ... If it's good , you're ahead . If it's mediocre , well you didn't invest that much anyway . If it's lousy you should be able to sell it for what you paid ?
noddy
my $.03
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noddy
Decent kit that needs photoetch to make it look really nice.
Nigel Heather wrote:
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Ron Smith
This ship, or the state? ;>
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Carl Dershem
"Nigel Heather" wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@pipex.net:
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New Jersey (USN BB-62) {5214/05059} [1/350] (Cold) FH GOOD: Similar to, but _not_ the same molds as Tamiya New Jersey. Parts are thicker and the detail isn't as sharp.
Revell Germany has re-released this kit. It may be the same, a fixup, or a whole new mould. (JP)
GOOD. I had fit problems with both my Revell 1/350 Iowa-class ships, most noticeably in getting an acceptable fit between the superstructure and the main deck. The one-piece main deck eliminates seams, but can be a bit flimsy once installed -- consider reinforcing it with transverse pieces of sprue. Not a bad kit, but I recommend the better-engineered Tamiya examples instead. (JMP)
GOOD. This kit portrays the New Jersey in her 1980s configuration. By most accounts, Revell bought the old Otaki Otaki 1/350 mold , and had Loren Perry design an update for it. It was originally issued by Revell in 1984. I built one of the old CEJI/Revell (kit 5214) issued versions, not the more recent Revell-Germany reissue (kit 05059).
The biggest problem with this kit is that the superstructure sides are really thick, and that's hard to fix. A lot of things didn't fit together well. On the plus side, I really like the one piece main deck, (many criticize the Tamiya competing kit's three piece decks) which actually has the correct helo pad marked out on it. The hull is fairly nice, but the twin "skegs" are a bit thick. There was a slight distortion in the hull near the bulb bow that I fixed with some putty.
I'm not absolutely sure, but I believe that the Revell's 1/350 Missouri is closely related, and represents that ship during World War II, It could be more or less the original Otaki mold. (DRW)
Reply to
Gray Ghost
Who'd want a model of the state of New Jersey, in any scale?
Bill Banaszak, MFE Sr. ;)
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Mad-Modeller
Frank Lautenberg?
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Al Superczynski
Bruce Springsteen?
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Enzo Matrix
Tea in America always tasted too salty for me, though could be the water. You need to use proper tea leaves, not those bags of dust off the tea blending room floor!!
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David Amos
tea is ok if severed by a naked hippy chick with a rolled up spliff after a night a electric ripple and cheap sex.
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e
he could just buy the state and laugh.
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e
"David Amos" wrote in news:edejek$ri7$ snipped-for-privacy@news.freedomsurf.net:
Maybe that's a Boston tradition. :)
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Carl Dershem
Do you know that New Jersey has the highest per capita wealth of any of the other 49 US states?
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Willshak
Willshak wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@news.supernews.com:
No, but if you hum a few bars I could fake it. :D
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Carl Dershem
Now a model of Mrs. Springsteen might be worth something.....
Bill Banaszak, MFE Sr.
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Mad-Modeller
The store was that bad?
Bill Banaszak, MFE Sr.
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Mad-Modeller

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