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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, 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 - 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 - 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: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 06:07 AM UTC
Gentlemen,

I am proud to present you my latest (and last for this year - promised!) two hauls:

I am one of the first recipients of TRUMPETER´s 1:200 Titanic - and boy, this one is really huge! Came today with the postal service. Extremely difficult to smuggle through the wife-barrier to the hobbycave...


My online hobby shop where I often buy my Hobby needs made a 16 hour special inventory discount sale which I was not able to resist. I bought this one for 307 € including shipping which is a very fair price to me. I am a happy man today Just Looking Forward now for the rumoured upgrade set from Trumpeter itself and especially PONTOS.



And another gem went into my net - After some search I was able to aquire the USS Olympia in its premium edition set from a friendly turkish modeller collegue for 125 EURO. This kit resembles now my newest kit and simultaniously the oldest kit I do have in stock as the first moulds of the original kit were made in 1959. Together with all the Upgrades in the kit it should build into a nice Little gem - I do like ships of the late 19 century somehow...


Cheers
d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2020 - 08:28 AM UTC
Si,

913 parts not counting upgrades, that should keep you busy for a while...LOL.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2020 - 08:08 AM UTC
Going to be a good build Simon. Looks like you are hitting the civvie ships hard!
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2020 - 07:46 AM UTC
Nice Haul Mark,

Picked up another bit of loft insulation. Civil vessel too.



It is the original kit, but with a nice raft of extras.







Mrs Duster might let me have this one on display when I have built it.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 03:22 PM UTC

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Freetime Hobbies hooked me good with their moving sale. I picked up a few kits and at the same time my pre-order on the Langley CV-1 arrived.



A fine haul!

They hooked you too I see. My stash grew quite a lot due to that sale
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 02:47 PM UTC
The Langley would be on my list to buy even tho it's in 1/350 but it's been forcast to be made in 1/700 so I;ll wait
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 11:19 AM UTC
Freetime Hobbies hooked me good with their moving sale. I picked up a few kits and at the same time my pre-order on the Langley CV-1 arrived.

Mark



IJN Kirishima 1915 1/700



IJN Hiei 1915 1/700



Chinese Cruiser Ching Yuen 1/350



USN Dry Dock 1/700



German Destroyer Z-26 1/350



I hope I live long enough to build them....LOL
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2020 - 08:55 AM UTC
That sounds good. I am constantly wearing mine out, so I am anxious to see your review.

While I am at it Zuikaku in her 1944 washed up on my beach at Christmas, which is amazing since I am 1700 miles away from any ocean. It calls for the multi color two tone green, tan and black camo. Black and Tan are no problem, but the greens have me stumped. Does anyone know of of the two appropriate greens available in spray cans. Don't own an airbrush.
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2020 - 05:40 AM UTC
Hey everyone,

So with their efforts to provide the modeler with improved sanding tools Infini Models has developed this set. It includes PE sanding sticks with self adhesive sanding sheets in grit ranging from 400 to 7000.

Simply remove the PE sanding stick and cut the sanding sheet the the correct size.

I haven't opened it yet but as soon as I do I will write a review for the set. Really excited to try it out soon.

d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 01:23 AM UTC
Rory,

Nice finds. The North Carolina will be my next ship build. I purchased 3D printed 16" & 5" turrets, 40mm Bofors and 20mms from Model Monkey along with a replacement funnel, PE and metal barrels. The 16" turrets came with 3D barrels but I already had the metal barrels. It will be nice to compare the 3D items to the resin ones.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, December 20, 2019 - 01:52 PM UTC
The tide was particularly high over Black Friday and Cyber Monday and the following ships seem to have washed up at my house, much to the wifes 'delight'

Because my USS Iwo Jima needs an escort.



She also needed a friend


I enjoy submarines because they are always a nice weekend build.


Mixed bag. Another sub, Showcase's HMAS Vendetta and my entry to the Under 1000 ton campaign when it ever gets approved - A Rowangarth tug boat.


And then yet ANOTHER Battlewagon! This came with pretty much everything included. Aftermarket deck, barrels, PE. Just needed to source some resin 5' turrets.

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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2019 - 03:13 PM UTC
what came today tho from different sources. The Gin Palace has beeen wandering thru the postal system for a week or so but I ordered the Colossus a few days ago direct from IHP and I was pleasently surprised at how soon it arrived.
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2019 - 01:11 AM UTC
Not posted anything here for a while but here is at least something that has arrived.

https://flic.kr/p/2hTUnww

Ok struggling with posting pictures from Flicker using a tablet, any advise?
d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, October 05, 2019 - 10:45 AM UTC
The Austin Texas model club had their show today I managed to pickup these three items really, really cheap.

The seller of the USS Lexington owns a hobby shop in Houston Texas. He told me it was marked down so far because it has been sitting the self for two years. Ships just don't sell in Houston. At first I thought there was something wrong with the kit but everything is there and in the wrappers.



Here are the other two kits.





Mark
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Posted: Monday, September 09, 2019 - 04:36 AM UTC
Very nice haul Mark,

That Airfix Tiger is properly old, that boxing dates back the late 50's early 60's.

With my current space issues I have found a couple of very small things that I can crack on with.





Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 08:30 PM UTC

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Mark,

Really nice haul you got there. The 3D book on the North Carolina does it mention anything about her sister ship USS Washington. I have the North Carolina kit but I want to turn her into the Washington in the configuration during the Battle of Guadalcanal.

Mark



Mark unfortunately the Book is just about the NC and not the W.....Cheers Mark



Mark,

Thank you for the reply.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 07:06 PM UTC

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Mark,

Really nice haul you got there. The 3D book on the North Carolina does it mention anything about her sister ship USS Washington. I have the North Carolina kit but I want to turn her into the Washington in the configuration during the Battle of Guadalcanal.

Mark



Mark unfortunately the Book is just about the NC and not the W.....Cheers Mark
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 07:05 PM UTC

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Whow thats quite a mouthful Mark! You won´t get bored the next few month then, eh?

Kombrig offers some interesting ships in 1:350 but the prices are painful.

Cheers

Thomas



Thanks Thomas and I will be busy. Was lucky enough to pick up the 3 Combrig 700 Scale Kits for a total of $95 Aussie.....Cheers Mark
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 01:00 PM UTC
Mark,

Really nice haul you got there. The 3D book on the North Carolina does it mention anything about her sister ship USS Washington. I have the North Carolina kit but I want to turn her into the Washington in the configuration during the Battle of Guadalcanal.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:12 PM UTC
Whow thats quite a mouthful Mark! You won´t get bored the next few month then, eh?

Kombrig offers some interesting ships in 1:350 but the prices are painful.

Cheers

Thomas