Nelson Ott wrote:RF wrote:What are these under acknowledged ships? Surely producing the best known and infamous would offer the best commercial returns?
I think the pre-Dreadnought and Dreadnought era vessels are definetely "under-ackowledged ships". Can mainstream plastic manufacturers bring profitable kits of the Von Der Tann, Seydlitz and others ? Hasegawa has already produced a 1:350 kit of the Mikasa... Even in 1:350 those ships would not turn into excessively large models.
I agree with you completely, I think one of the major reasons why these ships are not being modeled much is because the United States and Japan were not that heavily involved with World War 1. These a countries produce a lot of the high quality models or are their biggest markets. BB lovers in these countries look to World War 2 as their time period in history to learn about these vessels. If the rumors of the Jutland movie are true. If it is ever made and is decently popular I think you'll see a big change in peoples view of battleships. That means a lot more Dreadnought battleships and battlecruisers being produced.