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Offline ysi_maniac

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USS Alaska
« on: January 27, 2014, 11:10:20 AM »
Is there any model of USS Alaska or USS Guam in styrene?

Offline Cliffy B

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Re: USS Alaska
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2014, 12:23:41 PM »
Sadly no...  Yankee Modelworks makes a 1/350 kit and Samek makes a 1/700 kit of both Alaska and Guam all in resin.

Yankee's molds were all purchased by Blue Ridge Models, the in house company created by Freetime Hobbies in Blue Ridge, Georgia.  They are re-releasing all of Yankee's molds after overhauling them and adding finer detail, accessories, etc...  I believe the Alaska kit is not out yet but they are releasing them again as they go.  Merely a matter of time.
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Re: USS Alaska
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2014, 12:41:10 PM »
Hmm, I wonder if the Alaska-class could be whiffed into carrier conversions?  I could see them as fast carriers or, possibly, even armored-deck carriers, the better to deal with kamikaze attacks.

Offline Cliffy B

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Re: USS Alaska
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2014, 01:11:49 PM »
Have a look here: http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/albums/s511.htm

Specifically here: http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/s-file/s511-50c.htm

There are plans for the BB-61 class as well as MANY others.  Enjoy  8)
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Re: USS Alaska
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2014, 10:40:01 AM »
Fascinating!!  Those Flight-Deck Cruisers could contribute ideas to the FACES II conversion studies.

Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: USS Alaska
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2015, 11:23:04 AM »
Has anyone spoken with HobbyBoss, Trumpeter, ... to address the issue?

USS Alaska in styrene, please!  :o

Offline Cliffy B

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Re: USS Alaska
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2015, 12:19:34 PM »
I believe it's "Merit" that has CB-1-3 listed in plastic in 1/350 scale in its catalog.  They've been listed for quite some time now though so no clue when they'll show up.  Its a start at least though  :)
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Offline Volkodav

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Re: USS Alaska
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2018, 07:02:47 PM »
Hobby Boss do one in 1/350 now.

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Re: USS Alaska
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2018, 07:05:56 PM »
I had an idea, technically Canberra is a Territory as well as a city and therefore meets the name convention of the Alaska class.  How about instead of renaming Pittsburg Canberra, Roosevelt instead dictated that one of the CBs be renamed Canberra instead?