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Re: Trumpeter 1 /200 Titanic
Before we all condemn the model's bow, I think we should wait until someone posts a photo taken with a standard lens and not a wide-angle lens like these were shot with. Also, a side view taken of the bow by itself would help.
Reason - a wide angle lens distorts the image at both sides. For example, look at the funnels on the broadside view of the model. All four should have the same rearward rake. But the wide angle lens causes the forward funnel to appear close to vertical while the No. 4 funnel has an exaggerated rake. Also, look at the two masts - same thing.
Furthermore, look at the rudder on the broadside view. It displays a severe rearward slant when we all know it should be vertical.
I think we should give Trumpeter the benefit of the doubt here. The Titanic's near vertical bow (it DID have a very slight rake) is world famous and I think someone in the Trumpeter design bureau would have been inclined to run up a red flag if the model's bow were indeed that far off the mark.
I could be wrong, of course!
Thanks, finally found it.
Wow. That bow is OFF. OFF.
It doesn't even match the box artwork trumpeter commissioned -- let alone of the mountain of ship photos, plans and digital recreations freely available.
Someone posted new pictures of the model in the MWS forums. The bow still looks to me like it is too sharply raked. I'm not sure that it's a deal-breaker for me, but it might be for some people.
There's a pic posted in the replies of a finished model with an incorrect bow -- but that's a different kit. That looks like one of the wooden 200 scale Titanic kits already out there.
The only clear pictures on the trumpeter facebook page are 2 of the stern. There a 3rd, distant pic of the bow and its looks pretty vertical, as does the box art.
One reply did mention the wrong number of rails on the brass and hoped it would be fixed. I'm hoping someone posts much better or closer pics.
Titanic is probably the biggest case of "rivet counter obsession" and I can think of with virtually no exterior detail, equipment or color not diagrammed and argued over. And, at 200 scale, there's a LOT of details that visible in 200 scale -- things fudged at 350 scale cant be ignored in 200 scale.
It's a good looking model overall. However, it appears that the bow is raked too sharply. It should be almost vertical.
Trumpet has 1 at Nurembergh. It looks real nice.All I have is Facebook links.
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