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uboatbuilder

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revell 1/350 tirpitz
« on: May 13, 2010, 09:43:40 am »

tirpitz arrived this morning looked at the instructions and wow tamiya one is so outdated and as it happens possibly inaccurate.

the revell one gives you 2 paint schemes both of which have a different paint scheme on either side of the ship, so the tamiya options (at least on the older versions of the kit that i have) give one side of the ship to be used on both

is revell correct?

and im i just really stupid for not knowing this earlier? :embarrassed: :embarrassed:

grant
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Re: revell 1/350 tirpitz
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2010, 10:07:44 am »

No reason why they should not both be accurate.  The ship was around for a few years, there will be original design and whatever later modifications were done, so either could be true on any particular day.  Spending much of its time moored, the paint job would be liable to get a great deal of attention if only to keep the crew occupied.  I would expect minor armament changes, additional flak etc, but no major architectural changes.  I recall, having done a Bismark and a Tirpitz, that one major difference was that the cranes and some of the secondary armament turrets were transposed between the two.
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Re: revell 1/350 tirpitz
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2010, 12:09:00 pm »

The Revell kit is a reasonably new mould, whereas the Tamiya kit is around 30 odd years old.
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Re: revell 1/350 tirpitz
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2010, 12:18:31 pm »

and the Tirpitz had a couple of sets of torpedo launchers instead of two boats on the main deck midships.

Have a look here as well to see what is the most likely realistic scheme:

http://www.kbismarck.com/tirpitz.html

http://www.bismarck-class.dk/tirpitz/tirpitz_menu.html

http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery/bb/dkm/tirpitz-350-ra/ra-index.html
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Re: revell 1/350 tirpitz
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2010, 09:46:33 am »

thanks guys
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