login   |    register
New Content
Announcements on new content additions to the site.
Hosted by Todd Michalak
News
Very Fire: Battleship USS New Jersey
TimReynaga
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
Visit this Community
California, United States
Member Since: May 03, 2006
entire network: 1,569 Posts
KitMaker Network: 13 Posts
Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2018 - 03:01 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Tim,
Thanks for the notice on this kit. My father-in-law served on the New Jersey during the Korean conflict. Does the kit include parts to cover this time period? Couldn't tell from the write-up or photos except the paint guide seems to show WWII. Any info?
Thanks
John



Hi John,

I believe you are right, the model shows New Jersey in late WWII fit. The round bridge had been altered by this time to the square arrangement she had in Korea, so I think the main modifications that would be needed to depict a Korean War BB62 would be the aircraft and radars; the SPS-6 & SPS-10 air & surface search radars were added on the foremast in April, 1952.
YellowHammer
Visit this Community
Alabama, United States
Member Since: March 28, 2006
entire network: 451 Posts
KitMaker Network: 115 Posts
Posted: Friday, July 06, 2018 - 03:51 PM UTC
Hi Tim,
Thanks for the notice on this kit. My father-in-law served on the New Jersey during the Korean conflict. Does the kit include parts to cover this time period? Couldn't tell from the write-up or photos except the paint guide seems to show WWII. Any info?
Thanks
John
TimReynaga
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
Visit this Community
California, United States
Member Since: May 03, 2006
entire network: 1,569 Posts
KitMaker Network: 13 Posts
Posted: Friday, July 06, 2018 - 10:49 AM UTC
Check out David Foster's review of Very Fire's Missouri in the Reviews section; their new New Jersey kit is no doubt very similar.
Tojo72
Visit this Community
North Carolina, United States
Member Since: June 06, 2006
entire network: 4,377 Posts
KitMaker Network: 594 Posts
Posted: Friday, July 06, 2018 - 10:10 AM UTC
Not a bad price for this size model,never heard of them,whats their story and how are the kits.
TimReynaga
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
Visit this Community
California, United States
Member Since: May 03, 2006
entire network: 1,569 Posts
KitMaker Network: 13 Posts
Posted: Friday, July 06, 2018 - 09:55 AM UTC


Very Fire has announced the July, 2018 release of the U.S. Navy Battleship New Jersey (BB-62) in 1/350 scale.

Read the Full News Story

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!