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Hi everyone, in my online travels I came across a new model company that provides kits for fully framed structural models. 

 

They are a new Japanese company. Their prices seem quite reasonable, and the quality looks very good. 

 

https://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=https://ship-model.net/%3Fwovn%3Den&prev=search

 

Cheers, E&T

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Yes, agreed Druxey. It looks like he made a lot of accommodations to make a 3D structure from many flat 2D laser-cut parts. Also, I’d like to see some attempt to sand off those char marks. Still, one of the most interesting new kits lines I’ve seen in some time. I wonder how he’s been doing with them. 

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Pretty sure about that: see what google translate gives as the (pronunciation of) the word 'clone' translated to Japanese :) sounds pretty much as couronne,.

 

the framing of these kits more resembles the englishdock-yard style (simplified, non structural frames) than the fully frames models that try togive the real structure. 

I still don't know whether or not I like these all pre-milled kits.....

 

Jan

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On 2/2/2018 at 6:52 AM, Erebus and Terror said:

Hi everyone, in my online travels I came across a new model company that provides kits for fully framed structural models. 

 

They are a new Japanese company. Their prices seem quite reasonable, and the quality looks very good. 

 

https://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=https://ship-model.net/%3Fwovn%3Den&prev=search

 

Cheers, E&T

VERY interesting indeed! These models look really good. Has anyone any experience with this company? Sargon 

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Very cool to see a new company do something so ambitious. Like Woody Joe kits, they look like their aimed not specifically at ship modelers per se, but at those who like ship models and always thought it would be nice to build one. 

 

Also, the comment about La Clone being a mistranslation is correct. I looked at the Japanese spelling ラクローン, which sounds like Ra Ku-Rō-N (La Ku-Lō-N). Closest Google Translate can get is La Clone.

 

Endeavor listed as 240 hour construction time. That's pretty darned quick.

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Judging from the pics, I'm thinking that's the prototype.   It does look, on the assembled pictures, that the char was cleaned off at some point.  The Hanna looks to be a Hahn style from the way the frames are set. As for the others... Le Couronne might be ANCRE.  The rest, I'm not so sure.   They may not be copies but heavily "influenced"?   Still, it's a good way to get into plank on frame.

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22 hours ago, Mike Y said:

I wonder why kit producers stick to lazer cutting, while well performing cnc cutters (especially semi-2d ones) are really affordable nowadays?

Can't imagine sanding/scraping all that laser char...

It'll be interesting to see!

 

Some of that scorch will go when you sand and fair things in, but yes, the rest will need to be manually removed. it doesn't bother me too much, so it's not a deal breaker. 

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