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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:27 am 
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Hi Guys,

Can anyone tell me if if the Skywave 1/700 scale Z class destroyer is the same as the Trumpeter kit? I have a few of the skywave kits I'd like to re do with wooden decks and see them for the Trumpeter kit.

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Bruce L. Kapito


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:03 pm 
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The Skywave "Z Class" kit (which represents Z35-Z37) was re-issued (in two different forms) by Tamiya. Trumpeter has issued several 1/700 scale Second World War German destroyers or a range of classes; none of these kits is the same as the Skywave/Tamiya kit - and each Trumpeter one is slightly (or more than slightly) different to the others. To be pedantic, note that there was no such thing as a "Z Class destroyer" - the "Z" in each ship's designation merely standing for the German word "Zerstörer" ("destroyer"). The Trumpeter versions include Z7 (Type 34A or Leberecht Maaß class), Z21 (Type 36 or Von Roeder class), Z25, Z28, Z30 (all Type 36A or Z23 class), Z37 (Type 36A(Mob) or Z31 class) and Z43 (Type 36B(Mob) or Z35 class).


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:19 pm 
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Thanks


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:32 pm 
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In addition to Mr Stoneman's comments. The Trumpeter German destroyers are vastly superior to the old Tamiya/Skywave kits. I don't think any wooden deck parts for the Trumpeter kits would fit the older kits, I just paint the wooden deck on mine, it's only a tiny area anyway.

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