1/700 waterline series

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by KrokoHunter, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. KrokoHunter

    KrokoHunter Sr Member

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    Hi guys.

    Perhaps a bit OT, perhaps not.

    A friend of mine own a hobbyshop, and he's told me, that the 1/700 waterline ships from Tamiya, Hasegawa and Fujimi are 100% identical.

    The reason is, that the kits are manufactored by a small japanese company, which then sell the kits, through the companys mentioned above.

    I haven't been able to track down the same ship from different companys yet, so I can't comfirm this myself yet.

    Can anybody confirm or deny this?

    Best regards:
    Niels M. F.
    Denmark
     
  2. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I've never come across two kits by different manufacturers...at least not at the same time. (If I had at different times I wouldn't have realized it.)

    But the story makes sense, as all the waterline models have identical box art, save for the company logo and the artwork/labeling of the specific ship.
     
  3. star-art

    star-art Sr Member

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    I knew the Hasegawa and Fujimi were identical, I didn't know Tamiya kits were as well.
     
  4. mrviper

    mrviper New Member

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    YES the answer is YES!!!!
    As I have been building the 1/700 waterline ships for the past 25years I found them to be the same. The manufacturers
    make their own as a collaboration on this project. In my opinion Tamiya makes the best of these models.

    I have at least one hundred ships in my fleet!!!!
     
  5. KrokoHunter

    KrokoHunter Sr Member

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    Thanks for Your replies, guys.

    This must make it a bit easier to hunt down, those waterline kits.

    /Niels
     

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