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Which Graf Spee is best?


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#1 Furiousgeorge

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:02 PM

I'm going to tackle my first shop model, and I've set my sights on the 1/350 Graf Spee. There are two kits that scale, an Acadamy and a Trumpeter. Does anyone know which us the better kit? Opinions?
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:57 AM

I believe both are new tools of this subject. That said AFAIK either is sufficient. I'm not much of a ship builder so I'd peruse this site:

 

 http://modelshipwrights.kitmaker.net/

 

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:14 PM

A google search is what you should have done.

 

Reviews of both kits:

 

http://www.modelwars...acy-review.html

 

http://www.modelwars...tsm-review.html



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:07 PM

I did read a few reviews off google, but they all sound exactly alike. I was hoping for someone who's built one to share their thoughts on it/them.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:39 AM

Well, a buddy of mine settled this for me by offering a 1/350 Tamiya Bismarck for dirt cheap! Are there any tips or tricks I should know? Ships are new territory for me.
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:25 AM

Good score!  Actually, if you can find copies of "Building & Detailing Scale Ship Models" & "The Basics of Ship Modeling" both by Mike Ashey, they'll really help you out.  And definately go over to Model Shipwrights on Kitmaker.  There is a wealth of knowledge on ship modeling over there, and some very good builders.

 

You can also try Model Warships: http://www.modelwars...com/index1.html