British Prince of Wales Battleship Boat

A 1/350 Plastic Prince Of Wales British Battleship from Tamiya.

Tamiya British Prince of Wales Battleship Boat Plastic Model Military Ship Kit 1/350 Scale #78011
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Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/350
  • Length: 25-3/4" (65.4cm)
  • Width: 3-1/2" (8.8cm)
  • Tamiya Product Number: 78011
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"building the best"
Had this battleship before. this time i'm planning on painting all of the structure. looking forward to building it

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  • Highly detailed exterior.
  • Several different guns included for weapons.
  • Attaching life rafts and motor boats included.
  • Highly detailed bridge.
  • Walrus float planes and Japanese bombers included.
  • Detailed pictorial instructions, which include an in-depth history of the battleship.


  • Scale: 1/350
  • Length: 25-3/4" (65.4cm)
  • Width: 3-1/2" (8.8cm)
  • Tamiya Product Number: 78011


1/350 British Prince of Wales

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"Prince of Wales (1/350) Truly worth the effort!"
It took me 3 months to complete the build of the Prince of Wales. I started with the hope that I could camo the ship to look like it did when it sunk after a Japanese attack in 1941. I was hoping to camo as I completed the hull, the forward super structure, and then the stern super structure but in reality, my painting skills frustrated me and let me down and I decided to repaint the hull and start over. I used photo etched parts and really enjoyed bending and attaching ladders, stairs, rails, and I am especially proud of the finished airplane cranes. I did have a bit of a problem towards the end getting the main mast squared up with the forward super structure. This was very important when it came to the mast and radio rigging which I actually redid after I solved the main mast placement. This ship build absolutely challenged me and my skills. I ordered a wood deck, which would have been my first experience with this detail except they sent me the Hood instead and I decided to paint it myself. I finally discovered a great mixture of paint for the deck (Decktan and Earth and a light treatment of brown wash to boot. I am a big advocate for painting as you go for both the sprue and PE parts. Pre-painting priming is extremely important. One more thought. I don't think I will build another 1/700 ship even though I currently have 7 on my model shelf. Reaon, the parts are just too small for me and have a habit of flying off in different directions throughout the building process. I am definitely hooked on 1/350. Next up, after I build a P51 Mustang and maybe a Panzer Tank will be the USS Langley, Bismark, or maybe even a 1/350 Hood!

"Great kit, all around"
Alright, another ship finished. This is a great kit., there are very litle problems with it. I actually cant think of any doing this review. This ship is of great quality, the parts all fit together very nicely (required very little sanding, etc),and the instructions are exceptionally great. Instructions include details of where specifically parts are supposed to attach, history of the ship (which was just cool), and very specific paint scheme instructions along with 2 schemes. One thing i can think of that i did not like is that the main turret mounts did not secure the turret barrels, so when the ship is moved etc, the barrels would fall out of the spots inside the mount. They're easy to put back in but i like knowing parts are not going to fall out in my finished products. All around, great kit.

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  • Keep small pieces and sharp edges away from the kids.
  • Unsuitable for kids under 10.
  • Care should be taken when using modeling tools.
  • Paints recommended for use with this kit are for adult modelers only.

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