New Digs (Part Deux)

Hard to believe I’ve been AWOL since August March but that was when the world changed and I found out I was getting short fused tasking to move (again).  So everything gets packed up and shipped out.  If you’ve never moved overseas it takes a while for your things to arrive by ship…  a long while.  Which I guess is the origin of the phrase ‘a slow boat to China’…

That was, more or less, how one of my previous posts started. Short notice move, everything packed up, takes soooo long, yada, yada, yada. Once was bad but after only fifteen months or so in Italy we found out that yes it can happen twice. Well we’re here now (and so is my stuff), enjoying the beginning of a New England winter. The kids are settled into a chaotic routine so off to do stuff I like to do. I have a lot of catching up to do. Lots of ideas and right now lots of time.

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A Look Around

As part of the Tow Tank feature I would like to offer a look at what is out there from some of the manufacturers. In depth analysis, in terms of fit and finish, of these models will follow. For now I simply offer a view of what one gets when they order a particular miniature. Some are quite good, some are less so. You can judge for yourself.

Viking Forge

Here are some of the offerings from Viking Forge for the PLAN. These models were purchased about seven years ago and the good folks at VF have increased their range of available ships since then. I’m in the process of acquiring the new ships re-shooting the finished models.

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VF 1/2400 scale PRC Type 052C DDG in the blister pack

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VF 1/2400 scale PRC Type 052C DDG

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VF 1/2400 scale PRC Type 052B DDG in the blister pack

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VF 1/2400 scale PRC Type 052B DDG

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VF 1/2400 scale PRC Type 054 FFG in blister pack

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VF 1/2400 scale PRC Type 054 FFG

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VF 1/2400 scale Type 053H FFG in blister pack

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VF 1/2400 scale Type 053H FFG