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Re: Pyro Maine, Aurora Yamato, Aurora Bismark
Posted by gms on October 8, 2020, 19:05:25, in reply to "Pyro Maine
They suckered me on all these kits. I was overjoyed to see them offered in local stores as a kid. Only later did I find that the Yamato and Bismark had significant issues regarding accuracy. I still have the Axis models. The Bismark is really bad and I should replace it.
Unfortunately, I was foolish enough to be fooled by the reboxing of the Olympia as the Maine. As built, my Pyro Maine was disconcertingly different from the pictures of the Maine I had seen. Only later did I realize that the model was actually the Olympia. On top of that there were stupendous fit issues as the hull halves would not fit together. It was cruel for Pyro to fool a little boy.
Back in the late 1950s or early 60s PYRO took their OLYMPIA model and bastardized it into the MAINE. Of course it was a complete joke. It looked nothing like the MAINE. Fortunately I wasn’t foolish enough to buy one.
So we've had the question below what was your thoughts on the 1st most accurate ship model, so what do you think is most INACCURATE model you ever had?
Don't get me wrong, I love Airfix and their range of 1/600 scale vessels (I think I built most of them) but my vote on the most inaccurately proportioned ship model ever was their BISMARCK and TIRPITZ. I'd be interested to hear how they got 'em so wrong.
Love you Airfix.
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