Scale Plastic Model Kits

HMS Prince of Wales King George V class battleshipKit

 
HMS Prince of Wales was a King George V-class battleship of the Royal Navy, was completed in 1941 at the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead, England. The Prince of Wales had a brief but active career and helped to stop the Bismarck.

Atlantic Tour

The Prince of Wales joined HMS Hood in stalking and attacking the German battleship Bismarck and the accompanying heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen. On 24 May, she and the Hood fought the two German warships at the battle of the Denmark Strait. Following the sinking of the Hood, the Prince of Wales disengaged under a smokescreen after receiving 7 large-caliber hits and with most of her weaponry out of action. During the brief battle she had struck three descisive direct hits on the Bismarck, one of which hit a forward fuel tank causing extensive damage. This forced the Bismarck to change plans and head to France for repairs. A day later The Prince of Wales joined up with the cruisers HMS Suffolk and HMS Norfolk that had been shadowing the Bismarck since before the Denmark Strait. Gunfire was exchanged with the Bismarck briefly at 01:31hrs on 25 May. Twelve hours later, Prince Of Wales broke off pursuit due to her fuel running low.

Pacific Tour

Admiral Tom Phillips was given command of the Eastern Fleet and sent to defend Allied forces in Singapore. Admiral Phillips, on board the Prince of Wales decided to launch an offensive on reported Japanese landings at Kuantan. On 10th December 1941, the Prince of Wales and Repulse were attacked by 27 bombers of the Japanese Air Force. Twenty minutes later the first torpedo bombers arrived. Without air cover the two ships had little chance of surviving. The Repulse was sunk at 12:33 am and the Prince of Wales went down at 1:20 am. A total of 840 British sailors were killed in the disaster. Her loss to Japanese land-based bombers in the Far East in 1941 is one of the events that led to the end of the battleship being considered the predominant class in naval warfare.

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#180-149-1 Tamiya HMS Prince of Wales kit
Dimensions:
length:30-1/2" scale: 1/350 US$75.00 on Special US$66.95

#000-000-0 Prince of Wales acrylic paint set ($2.50 per color)

#000-000-0 Glue set 3 different glues including a glue for photo etched parts

Gold Medal Photo etched super detail sets in 1/350 scale

#178-819-8 Metal railing set (especially for 1/350 scale Prince of Wales and King George)
* Railing in several styles including pre-shaped sections for upswept bow
* Vertical and inclined ladders, funnel cap grilles,
* Walrus aircraft propellers and wing struts,
* search and fire control radars,
* crane details,
* KGV degaussing cable,
* boat oars,
* yardarm footropes,
* 20mm gun armor shields
* watertight doors.
our web price US$50.95

#178-820-1 One hundred crewmen: Officers, sailors & signal men set
(for 1/350 scale ships) In various poses climbing ladders, pointing, waving, gesticulating & saluting. US$9.95

Gold Medal Photo etched detail sets in 1/700 to 1/720 scale

#178-799-4 Railing set for King George Class BattleShip
Photo etched metal railings, veritcal ladders, railings for stairways, crane details, lifeboat rigging & life preservers. (for the 1/570 to 1/600 scale ships) web price US$59.95

#178-788-1 One hundred crewmen: Officers, sailors & signal men set
In various poses climbing ladders, pointing, waving & saluting. (for 1/570 to 1/700 scale ships) US$7.95


Metal Anchor Chain
PH4413 Blackened metal anchor chain for 1/350 scale US$4.75
PH4403 Brass anchor chain for 1/350 scale US$3.95
PH4410 Blackened metal anchor chain for 1/700 scale US$4.75
PH4400 Brass anchor chain for 1/700 scale US$4.25

 

 

 

 




International flag set
#180-504-5 These flags are printed so that they appear to be blowing in the wind. Flags of several countries such as the Unitied States, Britain, Japan's rising sun, nazi Germany etc. This set includes flags in both 1/700 and 1/350 scale. US$9.95

 

 

 








#178-845-3 Navy Hull Numbers
Shaded hull numbers, Unshaded hull numbers, Draft marks (water depth marks), "E" efficiancy markings in white and red, safety markings, etc. Scale:1/350 Price: US$9.95



Books


#104-909-1 US Battle ships in action Vol#1 US$8.65


#138-623-5 US Battle ships in action Vol#2 US$8.65

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