I have kit # 11315 in my stash. It is a deluxe edition with PE rails only but has the mods (such as deck cutout for anchor storage at the bow) made to the original kit. If I remember correctly, since this release Minicraft cleaned up the molds and released 11318 and 11320.
First off, beware, do not buy an Academy 1:350 Titanic #11312. There are still plenty available on the secondhand market. They are grossly inaccurate. It's the same as the original Entex kit, which was based on plans of the Olympic. However they still got the forward well decks wrong and left off a number of other details.
Definitely go for the 1:350 Minicraft kit which is available in two versions, standard #11318 and deluxe #11320.
The standard version is fine if you plan to add the GMM and/or Tom's Modelworks PE accessories. Both have their advantages so check them out before deciding. You may buy both or a combination of PE sets...there are many.
The deluxe version includes PE brass railings but you will still need other PE sets to super-detail. It also used to include a painting by Ken Marschall but I'm not sure if the new release still does.
Kit accuracy 8/10 on the accurized version #11318 and #11320.
Fit 7/10 (there are fit problems forward on B deck and on the after shelter deck where you can see the after end of C deck, starboard and port. This is due to the windows on C deck being misplaced on the hull. There is no easy solution but to fill them in and reposition them correctly. They need to be set slightly higher so you will need a set of plans that show starboard and port elevation. Most modellers do not bother with making this correction as it really is only for the rivet counter.
To finish the model I would recommend the guides created by the Titanic Research and Modeling Association (TRMA), now defunct, but I am happy to pass on any research and modelling articles I have saved from the site.
For a comprehensive build and reference on the 1:350 Minicraft Titanic go to Art's Titanic Model . Art's site contains everything you should need to create a masterpiece.
Good luck with your Titanic,
I know this is a warship site but...Iím wanting to build a 1:350 Titanic and I need your honest opinion here. What kit/ manufacturer would you think offers the best fit, finish and detail in this scale? Your help is much appreciated.