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Re: Trumpeter "Barbarossa" Battlecruiser.
They know revenue potential. A tie-in to a popular computer game that appeals to a wide segment of the general population vs. a kit of some ship that a very small percent of a very small ship model hobby group longs for. The choice is perfectly clear from a business standpoint.
There has been the hope expressed that a few of these "computer geeks" who buy these kits will actually find them fun enough that they then want to make model building a more regular hobby as well. Heck, we might add a whole handful of folks to our tiny ranks. Can't be a bad thing...
Thanks for your responses.
An interesting might have been, but I'd like the kit producers to kits that represent real kits.
But I guess they know best.
The "class" (O Class) is popular in the World of Warships computer game. (In their imaginary world, these were built...) In the game, the ship is named the DKM Siegfried, and is a "Tier IX" cruiser (whatever that is. I don't play it.) So, this is an example of Trumpeter looking to capitalize on the popularity of the WOW game.
The name is made up for the kit. The model is based on the planned follow up battlecruisers Germany was planning for Plan Z. They were of course never built.
Hey! Thank you,
Has anyone else seen or heard of this warship?
My local store has Trumpeter's 350 scale Barbarossa Battlecruiser on the self.
I thought - am I missing something here? A new kit?
Just wondering if anyone has bought this, thoughts, opinions?
I thought the Kriegsmarine's only ships of this type in the 1930's & '40's were the Scharnhorst Class.
Reading Trumpeter's spill on the box the Barbarossa had the same type of main guns as Bismarck & Tirpitz, but a Battlecruiser. They were going to replace the Deutschland Class.
Barbarossa was never built though.
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