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d6mst0
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 12:25 AM UTC
Thomas,

At the current market price for the Euro I came up with $331 dollars. That is the best price I seen so far that includes shipping. Now I have a bench mark on a price if I decide to pick one up.
Reviews of the kit shows how much detail Trumpeter put into this offering. I really glad they made the hull in one piece, but they didn't open up the portholes. I would think their lighting kit for this ship would include the portholes in the hull. Just doesn't look right having the superstructure lighted and the hull dark.
Not only will the modeler have to install 1300 parts but drill out 1300 portholes...LOL.

Nice catch on both kits.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 03:27 AM UTC
Ohhhh, very nice. That's going to be a monster of a model when built.
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 04:52 AM UTC

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Thomas,

At the current market price for the Euro I came up with $331 dollars. That is the best price I seen so far that includes shipping. Now I have a bench mark on a price if I decide to pick one up.
Reviews of the kit shows how much detail Trumpeter put into this offering. I really glad they made the hull in one piece, but they didn't open up the portholes. I would think their lighting kit for this ship would include the portholes in the hull. Just doesn't look right having the superstructure lighted and the hull dark.
Not only will the modeler have to install 1300 parts but drill out 1300 portholes...LOL.

Nice catch on both kits.

Mark



Mark, this was not the cheapest price I did found. At www.besserepreise.com they offer the Titanic for around 295 EURO inclusive shipping. This is the lowest offer I found so far. But as I am a regular customer at the other shop I decided to let them do the business - I doubt there is much profit for them at this price.

As for the portholes - I just found out that the lighting set is not proposed for the lighting of the lower ship section. So if someone decide to enlighten the lower part of the ship he will need an extra set after drilling out the portholes
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 06:05 AM UTC
Thomas,

Congrats on getting the Titanic! I was watching the video review that had been linked from the "reviews" forum, and it looks like the hull is molded in one piece, which should be helpful. Can't wait to see its construction!!

Tim
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2020 - 08:50 AM UTC
Ordered this to pick up from Hannants (London) shop.



and found this in the shop.



Looks pretty nice on the sprue.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 01:19 AM UTC
Si,

Never knew until now that the Fins had a submarine. Is it their design or purchased from Germany?

Mark
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2020 - 07:16 AM UTC

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Ordered this to pick up from Hannants (London) shop.

and found this in the shop.

Looks pretty nice on the sprue.

Cheers

Si




You have an addiction sir.....
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2020 - 09:08 AM UTC

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Si,

Never knew until now that the Fins had a submarine. Is it their design or purchased from Germany?

Mark



The Fins operated 5 submarines in the 30's up until just after WW2.

CV707 is a German design, very similar to the type IIB, sold to Finland in 1936, now preserved as a Museum ship near Helsinki .

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2020 - 09:13 AM UTC

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Quoted Text

Ordered this to pick up from Hannants (London) shop.

and found this in the shop.

Looks pretty nice on the sprue.

Cheers

Si




You have an addiction sir.....



Buy em when you see em, especially Limited run stuff, that is the way I look at it, otherwise they will be been and gone.

Cheers

Si