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New for 2012 1/350 scale LA class submarine kits.

Postby gp100man » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:37 pm

I'm anxious to see the new Los Angeles Class Submarines flights I-II-III, 1/350 scale, coming out from RIICH models, I wonder if it is
the Dragon kits repeated, or new tooling. They should be available soon in January 2012. 8)
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Re: New for 2012 1/350 scale LA class submarine kits.

Postby Fred Tannenbaum » Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:13 pm

Those look like nice kits. Can't say whether they're recycled Dragon kits or not. I'd sure be happy if someone made an injection-molded Sturgeon- (SSN-637) class kit.
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Re: New for 2012 1/350 scale LA class submarine kits.

Postby Tom Dougherty » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:18 pm

Definitely new tooling as the hull is a 3 piece construct, with a changeable upper decking to represent VLS boats. The old Dragon was a 2 piece hull set. Check out the details:
Early 688 sail
http://www.riichmodel.com/UploadFiles/(2011-10-5-103234).jpg
Bottom hull pieces
http://www.riichmodel.com/UploadFiles/(2011-10-5-103214).jpg
Non VLS Upper hull piece:
http://www.riichmodel.com/UploadFiles/(2011-10-5-103223).jpg
Upper VLS upper hull piece
http://www.riichmodel.com/UploadFiles/(2011-10-5-1136).jpg

It does appear that the Distributor in the US will be Dragon Models, though. I have not seen any of the various hobby outlets
(Pacific Front, Sprue Bros. etc.) stocking these kits as yet.
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Re: New for 2012 1/350 scale LA class submarine kits.

Postby gp100man » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:30 pm

www.freetimehobbies.com now has these in stock.
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