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Re: Trumpeter & Titanic's Stem
Well, I took that first photo, copied it into my computer, then enlarged it until I could actually see the profile. And as a result I now agree with you. It may not need correcting. Of course, this photo was taken from across the aisleway at a show. The photographers in the crowd may want to comment upon what, if anything, that
would do to the shape.
Anyway, I do agree with your point.
Can't wait for the first purchasers to open their boxes and tell the world what they find.
Look at the photos on their facebook page of their whole display. The Titanic is in the middle of some of the photos and the stem looks nearly vertical. I wish it was possible to post photos here, as it really does convince me that the original photos were done with a wide angle lens that severely distorted the angle.
The link below should start with a photo of the whole display, with a clear view of the Titanic stem. https://www.facebook.com/TrumpeterModel/photos/pcb.1180183125473612/1180182905473634/?type=3&theater
I don't see anything that makes me think the angle is less severe than originally discussed here and elsewhere. That being said, my opinion is that the angle is about five degrees more than it should have been. I suppose when everyone opens up their kits they will have to decide whether or not to fix it, or to leave it alone. If you have the room--or are willing to make the room--and you love the subject--I say go for it.
It was pointed out by another observer that the apparent angle seen in the pics of the new model could be a camera distortion. Titanic's stem was nearly, but not completely, vertical. There is a youtube video with more pics of the model and it looks better than the first pics we saw.
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