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REVIEW
USS New Jersey 1982
CMOT
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Posted: Monday, December 01, 2014 - 02:40 AM UTC
Darren Baker takes a look at the 1/350th scale release of the USS New Jersey BB-62 1982 Platinum Edition from Revell of Germany.

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bill_c
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Posted: Monday, December 01, 2014 - 04:17 AM UTC
Very thorough review, Darren. Wish they would release the WW2 version.
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Posted: Monday, December 01, 2014 - 11:25 PM UTC
Thank Darren. Except for the molding issues this looks like a wonderful model.
warreni
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Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 03:13 PM UTC
I built this one a few years ago and it is very crude in its detailing and not even tons of PE will save it.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 08:43 PM UTC
As a non-ship model builder I quite liked the look of this offering and while the amount of PE makes me doubt my ability I still like it.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2014 - 11:16 PM UTC
This kit seems very much in the RoG model: reasonable detail (supplemented now by PE, brass barrels and a wooden deck) at a reasonable price. If you want super-detailing, you can then add to it. I suspect if you totaled up all the extra "goodies" in the kit and priced them out separately, it would be a fair value, especially because you don't have to chase the additional items down, pay for shipping, etc.
Jango77
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Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015 - 12:20 PM UTC
Ordered one the other day - this kit will keep me quiet for a while!
berndm
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Posted: Monday, December 07, 2015 - 06:39 PM UTC
This kit rides currently on top of my naval wish list, the kit, the pe details, brass barrels and the wooden deck for that price is a real bargain.