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Hapless HobbyBoss Seydlitz
Posted by Steve Backer on November 10, 2017, 8:14:51, in reply to "1/350 SMS Seydlitz"
Artwox is fairly fast at producing wooden decks for HobbyBoss releases. The HobbyBoss Seydlitz really needs one since their deck has no coal scuttles. (Hint HobbyBoss: The Seydlitz ran on coal not diesel fuel.) It would be nice if an aftermarket manufacturer also addressed another huge miss on this kit. Ignore the box front painting, which correctly shows the ant-torpedo net and gear, which was carried by Seydlitz through Jutland. The kit lacks not only the net but has no net shelves or net booms. I guess you could build a 1917 Seydlitz but you would have to come up with 88mm AA guns and make other changes. I do not understand how HobbyBoss can produce an impressive 1:350 scale Lord Nelson and then totally wiff at the much more important Seydlitz.
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