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USS Astoria CA-34 1942
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: July 13, 2004
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Posted: Saturday, September 06, 2008 - 07:53 AM UTC
Ahoy, maties,
Jay Massey (treadhead1952) gives us his thoughts and full "inbox" review report of Trumpeter Models new 1/700 scale, USS Astoria CA-34!

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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: April 25, 2007
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2008 - 12:56 AM UTC
Nice review! I'd like to see some of Jay's handiwork posted also! He does nice work, especially on some of the smaller IJN subjects that I've seen posted elsewhere!
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: February 28, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2008 - 02:56 AM UTC
Indeed a very good review!
Good job Jay - now we want to see it built

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Illinois, United States
Joined: November 25, 2005
KitMaker: 130 posts
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2008 - 04:31 AM UTC
I had a question could you make the Quincy out of this kit or is that another kit altogether?
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Nevada, United States
Joined: June 12, 2008
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2008 - 09:34 AM UTC
Thanks Guys,

Alex, if the Quincy is the one you want, pick up a USS San Francisco 1942 kit, while they are basically the same, the Astoria decal sheet covers the Astoria, New Orleans, Tuscaloosa and Minneapolis while the San Francisco sheet covers the San Francisco twice, '42 and '44, Vincennes and Quincy. So without resorting to any thing other than a few minor detail changes here and there, it is possible to build the entire seven ship New Orleans class between the two different kits.

Gee Rui, I have a couple of other things brewing already on the bench, have to wait a while, but I can assure you, when it comes time to work over this bad boy, it will get lots of coverage here. It is a pretty nice kit and with a little PE assistance and some possible kit bashing can be made into a pretty happening build.

Thanks for the mention Bob, I do like my IJN destroyers, they are lots of fun to tinker on.