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Yangtze River Gunboats 1900-49
Joined: July 03, 2007
KitMaker: 3,529 posts
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Posted: Saturday, August 06, 2011 - 02:36 PM UTC
Ahoy Shipmates!!!

Join me a book review of Osprey Publishing's Yangtze River Gunboats 1900-49. This is number 181 in their New Vanguard Series.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

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Florida, United States
Joined: October 17, 2003
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2011 - 02:22 AM UTC
Just happen to be reading my copy now, nice review.

I have no idea of what smaller scale ships are available, but Iron Shipwrights does a rather nice 1/192 kit of the USS Parnay PR-6, in resin, including photo etched parts and a laser cut styrene sheet for the upper decks.

The Sand Pebbles is still and excellent movie on the subject of China Station sailors, and helped convinced me that I wanted to join the Navy, and be a snipe.
Joined: July 03, 2007
KitMaker: 3,529 posts
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Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 02:07 AM UTC
I like "Sand Pebbles" a great deal. I like how the main character was a regular enlisted sailor. Of course being a snipe was a big plus for me as well.

I think there is also a 1/700 Panay available. Aoshima is also coming out with a couple Japanese river boats too.

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Tennessee, United States
Joined: December 21, 2002
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Posted: Friday, August 12, 2011 - 12:14 PM UTC
This is an exciting title for me. I, too, really enjoy The Sand Pebbles.

The most personal aspect of the book is that it contains a photo of USS Isabel, the ship upon which my dad escaped Java after his ship, USS Houston, was sunk.
England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: March 13, 2008
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 10:05 AM UTC
Niko Models brought out the USS Panay in 1/700 some time ago.
The 1/700 Aoshima kit contains 2 ships - Seta and Hira. They are simple and with a small amount of PE, quite presentable.

Checkout my pics of Seta on the FineWaterline website:-


Jim S