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Zvezda: R.M.S. Titanic
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 06:31 AM GMT+7


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.

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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 10:42 AM GMT+7
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.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 10:54 AM GMT+7
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.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 12:06 PM GMT+7
Somebody has a sense of humor putting a US flag and the spelling Titanik on the decal sheet?
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 02:02 PM GMT+7
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.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 06:06 PM GMT+7
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.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 11:28 PM GMT+7
I am suspecting the Academy version will be fun! Looking forward to hearing you thoughts on it...enjoy!
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Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 - 04:18 PM GMT+7

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...Do you think sanding down some of the raised hull detail would help? It looks a little heavy to me.


I agree, John, but there is something to be said for occasional quick builds of kits just as they come without correcting the flaws; I built the very similar Academy Titanic out of the box a few years ago for my then-teenaged daughter who loved the film, 'Titanic'. I had fun with it as a quick and dirty build, and she enjoyed the model for quite a while - a win-win!