|From time to time I am honored to prepare a volume in the ShipCraft series for Seaforth Publishing. The
first decision point is the topic. My latest volume, which will be published later this year is on Scharnhorst
and Gneisenau. Of course I knew of most of the kits, the new superb Dragon 1:350 scale kit and the older
Tamiya 1:700 staples but to check about other products of which I might not be aware, I gave a quick call to
that Mecca of Modelling, Freetime Hobbies to get the latest lowdown from Brandon and Russ Lowe.
Brandon mentioned that although there were no new 1:700 scale models on the horizon had I seen a detail set
by KA Models. I mentioned that I had not but now courtesy of Freetime, I have.