Some new kits from Japan. These aren’t Japanese-style ships, but Western-style ships. They’re from a new manufacturer, and what’s more, they’re Frame-model kits.
Anyone always wanted to build a frame model, but not willing or able to spend years to do it? How about a model of the French 17th century warship La Couronne in 180 hours?
The Nautical Research Guild just posted some basic previews of 4 new kits from the new ship model kit manufacturer Ship Model Okumoto on ModelShipWorld.com. This is a new company in Japan that is producing a line of kits for those modelers who want to build a frame or admiralty-style model relatively quickly and easily.
Hannah by Ship Model Okumoto in 1/70 scale.
They offer four kits, the Revolutionary War schooner Hannah, the bark HMS Endeavour, the Santa Maria, and the 17th century French warship La Couronne. All are frame-style model kits with all parts laser cut for ease of assembly.
La Couronne by Ship Model Okumoto in 1/123 scale.
Construction times on these kits vary from an estimated 100 hours for the Hannah, on up to 240 hours for HMS Endeavour. These build times are far lower than what ship modelers usually have to face when building ship…
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