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Tirpitz & Photo etch... ?
KelticKnot
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: May 11, 2015
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Posted: Monday, January 02, 2017 - 09:21 PM UTC
Seems I've been drawn to the dark arts of ship modelling...

I've recently completed my Lancaster bomber configured for the Tirpitz raid during which I did a lot of reading not only on the bombers but recently the ship itself.

Now, I've got some vouchers from Christmas burning a hole in my pocket.... Whilst I'd love nothing better than to build a huge 1/350 Tirpitz it would simply be too big.
Instead I've been eyeing up a 1/700 Tirpitz from Trumpeter as it's a comparatively cheap model compared to the Dragon or other manufacturers.

My question is this : does anyone have experience to know whether the Eduard PE set for the Revell Tirpitz work well or should I just get the more expensive WEM set which describes itself as fitting the Trumpeter kit?
Littorio
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Posted: Wednesday, January 04, 2017 - 10:13 PM UTC
Personally I would go with the WEM set, I don't like Eduards naval range, aircraft and armour I like but not their naval.

I find that Eduard just do the parts for the sake of it but don't correct any missing detail just my personal opinion, for their naval range.
KelticKnot
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Posted: Thursday, January 05, 2017 - 03:37 PM UTC
Thanks for your perspective Luciano, I think I'll go with the WEM set in the end. I was just trying to be cheap as I can't get the WEM set with my Xmas vouchers. It does mean that they can go towards the next project though