Hi. I've found a small leaflet (all in japanese) in several 1/144 aircraft boxes (bandai, perhaps).It seemed to advertise a 1/144 Japanese Carrier section (with island, flight deck and hangar deck), mabe in resin, painted and assembled. I haven't been able to find any more infos; I don't suppose it is available for sale-if it has it ever been. Can someone enlighten me? Thanks in advance.
MoresbyThe short answer is yes, bandai did do a 144 carier (or at least in collaboration with another partner).I thought i had covered it on the blog, but the search box isnt finding it?Again, it wasnt cheap - so I think it may have come "ready built"?There have been various other options over the years, with SOARART of Hongkong being the most persistiant in production and availability.KDK(Kami de Korokoro) did a sort run section of flightdeck and island.SWEET obviously do small sections of IJN Deck & Lifts, they also did a USN deck section early on but seems less avialble other than ebay (hint: search 144th, not just 144)
There is a company on e-bay offering this as a built up kit, but the price tag is $5000 dollars. A little to much for my budget. I have tried contacting them to see if they would sell it to me as a kit......but have never recieved any response. Which is too bad .... as the Akagi and her sister from Carrier Division 1 the Kaga would be the ultimate for me in 144 scale.
Indeed $5000 is a lot of money! How much would you reckon a kit costing ? BD99
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