May 16, 2024--COMING SOON—To fans who joined our kit guessing game, congratulations to those who guessed USS Bogue, which can be built either as USS Bogue-class or HMS Attacker-class sister ships!!! Both 1/200 and 1/350 scale kits will be released in Q3 2024!!😁😀😀
The new kits are co-developed by 3D-WILD (USA) and its partner Blandy Maquetes Navais (Brazil). We would like to give special thanks to Mr. David Perry for his unconditional support in helping us make a model as accurate as possible!
Take-home message about CVEs, USS Bogue and our kit:
--The Escort Carrier (CVE) was an entirely new class of aircraft carrier developed to provide air support during amphibious operations, ferry aircraft of all military services to points of delivery, and most importantly, protect convoys against submarines.
--In the Battle of the Atlantic, US CVEs sank a total of 55 U-boats. The Bogue “Hunter Killer Group” sank 11 German and 2 Japanese submarines, making her the most successful anti-submarine carrier in WWII.
--Our Bogue kit will be the FIRST & ONLY 1:200 Scale Escort Aircraft Carrier (CVE) kit available on the market and be a novel and fun addition to the collection of 1:200 warship fans!!


 September 22, 2023-COMING SOON--3D-WILD LLC. is very proud to announce the COMING SOON news for our 1/350 scale model kit of "a ship which did not achieve anything but became a legend anyway" (Quoted from our reference book "The Japanese Aircraft Carrier Shinano Super Drawing in 3D" by Waldmar Goralski)!!

When we built up Shinano's model starting from the great battleship Yamato's hull, we were surprised to find that a lot more structural modifications were needed than originally expected, which may partly explain why there has not been a conversion kit developed to convert a 1/350 Yamato kit to Shinano as of today!
BACKGROUND of BOXART: This artwork depicts Shinano with her speculative appearance if she had become a fully functional aircraft carrier in naval combat, instead of being sunk in late 1944 when her conversion was still not finished. Shinano, the largest aircraft carrier built in WWII era, was once designed to function as a mobile navy base at sea which carried reserve aircraft, fuel, and ordnance in support of other carriers—rather than a fleet carrier. The carrier-based squadrons from airfields or other carriers were able to land and quickly replenish fuel and ammunition on Shinano.
Together with our Shinano kit, we will release those extremely rare 1/350 aircraft kits including N1K2-J “Shiden-Kai”, B7A2 “Ryusei/Grace”, C6N “Saiun/Myrt” and J7W “Shinden”, in addition to the already available late-war IJN aircraft such as A6M5, B6N and D4Y. Modelers will have plenty of options to build her either as sunk in real history or as an “what if” warship with a much more advanced IJN air wing.
Take-home Message of Fans who are not familiar with IJN Shinano:
--She was laid down as the third of the Yamato-class battleships and was ordered to be converted to an aircraft carrier following Japan's disastrous loss of four of its original six fleet carriers at the Battle of Midway in mid-1942.
--She was the heaviest WWII aircraft carrier built, and she held the aircraft carrier displacement record until the USS Forrestal was launched in 1954.
-- She was sunk only 10 days after commissioning by four torpedoes from USS Archerfish. She remains the largest warship ever sunk by a submarine, and the shortest-lived aircraft carrier in service.