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HaroldSThu Dec-28-17 02:18 PM
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#55696, "New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?"


          

I noticed that Trumpeter has updated their catalog on Facebook to include a 1/200 model of the Titanic. Does anyone have any more information on this kit?

Harold

  

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RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?, Ralph Currell, Dec 29th 2017, #1
RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?, Milner62, Jan 01st 2018, #2
RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?, HaroldS, Jan 01st 2018, #3
      RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?, Milner62, Jan 01st 2018, #4
           RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?, Ralph Currell, Jan 02nd 2018, #5
                RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?, Milner62, Jan 02nd 2018, #6
                RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?, HaroldS, Jan 03rd 2018, #7
                     RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?, bpread, Jan 04th 2018, #8
                          RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?, HaroldS, Jan 05th 2018, #9
                               RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?, bpread, Jan 05th 2018, #10
                                    RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?, HaroldS, Jan 05th 2018, #11
                                         RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?, bpread, Jan 05th 2018, #12
                RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?, GRAwolf, Jan 10th 2018, #13
                     RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?, bpread, Jan 10th 2018, #14
                          RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?, HaroldS, Jan 10th 2018, #15
                               RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?, VonHoldinghausen, Jan 10th 2018, #16

Ralph CurrellFri Dec-29-17 09:43 AM
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#55697, "RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?"
In response to Reply # 0


          

Hi Harold,

Thanks for pointing that out. I have no further info, other than that it's listed on some modeling sites as a future release with item number 03713.

A 1/200 Titanic would be a substantial kit, about 4.4 feet (or 1.3 meters) long, and would offer plenty of scope for extra detailing and after-market accessories.

Regards,
Ralph

  

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Milner62Mon Jan-01-18 02:21 AM
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#55702, "RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?"
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The kit is so new I don't think anyone knows about it not even a release date. I am curious what the price tag for this would be and if it comes with photo etch or not.

But further more the biggest question is how accurate is it. Being Trumpeter I expect it to have some huge errors. The 1:350 scale Battleship Texas model I want to get they horribly modeled the torpedo protection giving a ledge that scale wise would make it 6 times wider than it really is.

But none the less if they can release the 1/200 kit for not much more than the 1/350 minicraft kit priced at $67 last time I checked my sources. If it is say $80 - $100 I would buy it and I would buy two of them possibly three. I know one would be a lit up display model. Another one might possibly be a diorama sailing across the ocean with lights. Or maybe even a wreck. Either way would go great with Hellers 1/200 scale Le Suroit Titanic Salvager kit.

  

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HaroldSMon Jan-01-18 03:16 PM
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#55705, "RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?"
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Trumpeter seems to have gotten better with details on their newer kits. Not perfect by any means, but improved over what they have issued in the past. Given their other 1/200 kits, I'm guessing there will be quite a bit of PE included, and I would suspect that MSRP is going to be upwards of $200-250.

Harold

  

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Milner62Mon Jan-01-18 07:36 PM
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#55706, "RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?"
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>Trumpeter seems to have gotten better with details on their
>newer kits. Not perfect by any means, but improved over what
>they have issued in the past. Given their other 1/200 kits,
>I'm guessing there will be quite a bit of PE included, and I
>would suspect that MSRP is going to be upwards of $200-250.
>
>Harold

If that's the case then that is too much for such a small jump in scale when the 1/350 scale Minicraft Titanic with PE is selling for $65 right now. I would expect a 1/200 scale with PE to be right around $100 but not over $115.

  

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Ralph CurrellTue Jan-02-18 12:43 PM
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#55707, "RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?"
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I wouldn't call 1/350 to 1/200 a small jump in scale; it's almost twice as big. Looking at Trumpeter's other 1/200 kits, an MSRP of $350 or greater would not surprise me. If the new kit is reasonably accurate it may be worth the price to many modelers. Anyway, I look forward with interest to this.

Regards,
Ralph

  

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Milner62Tue Jan-02-18 01:12 PM
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#55708, "RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?"
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Well I might as well go with the minicraft 1/350 scale cause $65 is a fair price for that size model which measures in at right at 30 1/4 inches in length. In 200 scale that would be almost 60 inches. Sure its nearly 30 inches longer which makes it nearly double the size but when you think about it 1/200 to 1/350 is not that big of a gap only 1/150 ratio difference. To me that is not that big of a ratio gap change such as say a 1/750 Titanic to a 1/400 Titanic. Yet the price difference between a 1/750 and 1/400 Titanic isn't double nor triple the cost to upgrade to the larger 1/400 scale.

In the end I could think of a lot better things to spend money on than dropping $300 on a hunk of plastic reguardless of what the model is. Especially considering I can get a smaller just as detailed Titanic with PE for $67 and use the money saved on the 1/200 scale to be put towards other models.

Just a personal preference and in my eyes modeling has gotten away from a affordable hobby of yesterday to a expensive hobby for the so called rich just like all other hobbies out there.

  

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HaroldSWed Jan-03-18 06:52 AM
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#55710, "RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?"
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The other thing one needs to consider is that, while Minicraft did go the extra mile and correct a number of errors in the late 90s, the kit has been around long enough to where the molds have more than paid for themselves. Trumpeter is starting with a clean sheet of paper, as it were, and has to create those molds, which is no inexpensive deal. I don't know that I'll buy it, but if it's as accurate as I'm hoping, I'm in.

Harold

  

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bpreadThu Jan-04-18 05:04 PM
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#55711, "RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?"
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Fri Jan-05-18 04:15 AMby bpread

          

Trumpeter wouldn't have to do too much to improve on the Minicraft kit. For somebody who wants to assemble a kit in a few weeks, the Minicraft kit is an affordable alternative. I have been unable to confirm the rumor of a Trumpeter Titanic. I'm skeptical at this point. Apparently I'm not the only one who can't find this reference. Can anyone provide a link? If not, I think I'm going to put this one in the hoax category.

Regards
Bob Read

  

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HaroldSFri Jan-05-18 07:36 AM
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#55714, "RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?"
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Bob,
The kit first appeared in the catalog on 12/26 on Trumpeter's Facebook page. Hopefully this link will work.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=910355512456376&id=103526326472636

Harold

  

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bpreadFri Jan-05-18 08:44 AM
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#55715, "RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?"
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Hi Harold:
I don't see anything on that link. Maybe you could find it and take a screenshot?
Regards
Bob Read

  

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HaroldSFri Jan-05-18 09:55 AM
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#55716, "RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?"
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Fri Jan-05-18 10:00 AMby HaroldS

          

Let's see if this works Bob.


http://imgbox.com/KXJzgzJX
Harold

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bpreadFri Jan-05-18 11:40 AM
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#55717, "RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?"
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Hi Harold
Yes, there it is.
Regards
Bob Read

  

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#55723, "RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?"
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How could they make a 5 foot hull out of styrene that would hold up? I think that it would collapse of its own weight unless the hull is half an inch thick. I believe that's why the hulls of models that big are either wood or fiberglass. And if it was a multi-piece hull, the fit would have to be tremendously exact between the sections, or there's no point. I can't imagine it being a one or two-poece hull; the box would be over five feet long!

Happy modelling!
Gary Ayers

  

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#55724, "RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?"
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Wed Jan-10-18 08:50 AMby bpread

          

This isn't Trumpeter's first offering of a kit this size. If their other 1:200 ships are any indication, this won't be a one piece hull. If you read reviews, there are always problems with kits. But this won't be something for the novice modeler. Their USS Missouri is larger than Titanic. Just for the sake of accuracy, a 1:200 Titanic hull would be approximately 53 inches long. Here's a review of the Missouri kit: https://modelingmadness.com/review/misc/ships/previews/trp03705.htm

Regards
Bob Read.

  

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HaroldSWed Jan-10-18 02:29 PM
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#55728, "RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?"
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Although she's shorter by about 60 some odd feet of Titanic, their Bismarck kit in 1/200 is a one piece hull, I suspect the biggest issue to determine what happens is limits on the size of the boxes they can ship the kits in. I suspect that there will be metal or plastic supports going from side to side inside the hull, as that seems to be the norm on larger ship kits these days.

Harold

  

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#55729, "RE: New Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit?"
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Wed Jan-10-18 03:00 PMby VonHoldinghausen

  

          

Hi

If you want to see how big Trumpeter are doing kits/boxes now,
check out their VIIC U-Boot in 1/48 (!) scale.
Kit is 1,39 m long, Box is 1,45 m long.
Huge.

Kind regards,

/Best Regards Pontus

New owner of:

Titanic 350 Minicraft
Many PE parts
Awaiting scaledecks
Davies-Garners fantastic book
TITANIC - The Ship Magnificent

- What to do now?

  

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