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Reviews

PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:55 pm
by Grumman Guy
Hi all

I'm quite keen to build this ship or any WWII plank on frame battleship. I'm looking at ordering this one from Modelspace over 11 months. What's the general opinion out there about this kit?

I'm keen on the Bismarck too but it's only available as a full kit at the moment and I have a 1:200 GPM cardboard kit of the Tirpitz.

Re: Reviews

PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:18 pm
by chill
Cant recommend the BIsmarck (Bissie ) enough. Stunning model. Shame its only a full kit option. I was lucky enough to get the model in Partworks issues.

Re: Reviews

PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:24 pm
by Grumman Guy
Definitely will be on my to do list if the issue it in a subscription form. So right now the Yamato will have to do.

Re: Reviews

PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:36 pm
by Mark
I've not seen the kit, but I've heard that the die cast parts are not very refined. The etched parts are supposed to be good though.

Re: Reviews

PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:21 pm
by Grumman Guy
Well it's my only real option for now. So will make a go of it.

Re: Reviews

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:59 pm
by tom1992
Hi mate,
I've got the full kit of this, I've started it and this far the wooden frames and planks are just as good as any other model of this type (the instructions don't make it very easy though!) The castings however as Mark has said are a little crude and need a pot of cleaning/ re shaping to fit properly! :angry-banghead: inbthe other hand, the etched brass detail sheets seem to be of unusually good quality compared to the rest of the model which should hopefully give the model a good finish! We'll have to see how detailed the final model is but if it's not that good there's plenty of aftermarket detail up packs to go with the trumpeter 1:250 Yamato to get the desired result! It'll probably be a while before I get round to building mine again so I'll be interested in following your build! :D