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R.M.S. Titanic
R.M.S. Titanic - Пассажирский лайнер Титаник
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by: Jim Starkweather [ STAFF_JIM ]

SUMMARY
There have been so many kits done of the Titanic over the years, and Zvezda has decided to add this new tool version to the mix.
  Scale: 1:700
  Mfg. ID: 9059
  Suggested Retail: $24
  PUBLISHED: Aug 22, 2017
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 89.83%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 82.67%

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About Jim Starkweather (staff_Jim)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

I started building models in 1971 when I was 6. My first model was a 1/32 P-40 Warhawk. Revell I believe. From there I moved onto the standard cars, Apollo spacecraft, and other kid orientated kits. I don't know what got me started on Armor. I must have seen a Monogram tank kit one day and said "Mom...

Copyright 2017 text by Jim Starkweather [ STAFF_JIM ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Model Shipwrights. All rights reserved.


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Thanks for the review Jim. The kit doesn't really look too bad. Might be worth a roll across the bench for some fun...especially if the old girl is in your wheelhouse for likes.
AUG 22, 2017 - 10:42 AM
Nice to see something different in 1/700. Do you think sanding down some of the raised hull detail would help Todd? It looks a little heavy to me.
AUG 22, 2017 - 10:54 AM
Somebody has a sense of humor putting a US flag and the spelling Titanik on the decal sheet?
AUG 22, 2017 - 12:06 PM
John, I would think sanding would help if the raised stuff does not work. From a fun factor just to build, it looks interesting enough...at least for one of those "in between" builds. Stephen, yeah, there is a language barrier with translation sometimes. My understanding is the Titanic was flying the US flag from one of the masts signifying destination. Of course it would in fact be a 46 star version and not a "32"??? version in the decal sheets. Not sure where that number came from. I could see the mistake as the 48 stars, since a few months after the Titanic sailed, two states were added....easily missed. But 32? Anyway, the White Star burgee is correct as is the Blue Ensign, but the Union Jack seems to be missing.
AUG 22, 2017 - 02:02 PM
The kit looks a little dated to me. Jim is sending me the lighted Academy version for a build review, so we will see how she looks. Might be fun, never done a lighted model before.
AUG 22, 2017 - 06:06 PM
I am suspecting the Academy version will be fun! Looking forward to hearing you thoughts on it...enjoy!
AUG 22, 2017 - 11:28 PM
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