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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 7:11 am 
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Hi Guys

My large box with various 1/350 bits & pieces arrived from Melbourne today along with my Graf Zeppelin. A few pics had to be taken.

A pic with my 3 X 1/350 Carriers that are all pending, USS Princeton, IJN Kaga and the KM Graf Zeppelin. A juggling act with the IJN Akagi for comparison.
Also added a quick pic from front to back: HMS Roberts (Current Build) then Princeton, Kaga and Graf Zeppelin in the back for size comparison.
I also have 2 boxes of the Veteran Models 10.5 C/37 mounts as per previous discussion. This really looks like a magic kit. Cannot see any damaged parts, packed very well and
there is plenty of Etch for what looks like a complete basic set. Sure there will be some more aftermarket sets, she badly does need more aircraft (JU-87 and BF-109 please)

Length: 750mm. Flight deck is shown as a light Grey, but my Kagero book clearly indicates wood on main, forward and the small aft decks. More research to be done. Apart from that
It looks like the side blisters and all other details are very well done. Any specific pics wanted let me know.

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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 3:19 am 
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Trumpeter is going the extra mile and releasing Graf Zeppelin's never-built sister (or would it be brother?) ship Peter Strasser in late July. Box art is gorgeous, complete with an O-class BC in the background. Wonder if this is foreshadowing future kit releases? :)

https://hlj.com/product/TRP05628

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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:16 pm 
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My thanks to Dick J who has sent to me some pictures of the wooden deck on the Graf Zeppelin. So that's one big question answered.
I don't think the KM would paint a wooden deck "Grey" so Trumpeters painting instruction seems to have an error.

Thanks again for your assistance.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:37 pm 
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Has anyone heard if any of the etched brass folks are working on an update for the GZ? Also a wooden deck replacement would be nice.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:14 pm 
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dwonders wrote:
Has anyone heard if any of the etched brass folks are working on an update for the GZ? Also a wooden deck replacement would be nice.



Infini has previously said they are working on a detailed PE set for the Graf Zeppelin but were hampered by a lack of detailed information about the ship.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:28 am 
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SangHyun Park has posted pics on his FB page of Infini Model 1/350 Graf Zeppelin Metal Barrel set. There is nothing on their website and no indication of a release date. Also he advised he is currently working on the instructions for a full PE detail set for the Graf Zeppelin.


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rotley wrote:
SangHyun Park has posted pics on his FB page of Infini Model 1/350 Graf Zeppelin Metal Barrel set. There is nothing on their website and no indication of a release date. Also he advised he is currently working on the instructions for a full PE detail set for the Graf Zeppelin.



Here's the link to the photos (should work even if you're not logged in): https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... nref=story

The PE drilling guide is brilliant.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:30 am 
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Hi All
Just seen the details for the 1/350 Peter Strasser, it comes with a "spaceship" I have attached a pic.
Happy I purchased the Graf Zeppelin.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:35 am 
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SO I've started work on my Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin to bring her out in a hypothetical 1940 version ( a what-if of a never was!) and the modifications seem pretty straightforward (bulges, towers, missing front heavy turret). My one question is on the light AA armament. If I'm reading my references correctly, it seems that if she were commissioned in 1940/41 she would have had single mount 2cm/ C/30 AA MG only with no quads, although quads were installed at a couple of positions when she was moved. Is this correct?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:46 am 
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I recommend for any builder of this kit , get yourself the AJ Press book - which is far more detailed and comprehensive than the older book by Siegfried Breyer
https://aj-press.home.pl/eow_euro.HTM
or direct on ebay - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Graf-Zeppeli ... 2055602364 - The line drawings and artist drawings in colour are simply superb


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:05 am 
What are the differences amoug Trumpeter, Aoshima and Orange Hobby, 1/700?


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DpugC wrote:
What are the differences amoug Trumpeter, Aoshima and Orange Hobby, 1/700?


I think the Aoshima kit is actually the old Revell version, which means it's not actually in 1/700 but 1/720, and is full hull unlike the other two. The other two, being newer, I would expect a greater level of detail.


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Besides the space ship is there any difference between the graf z kit and the strausser?

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I have the same question as Corey - now that I see Trumpy is putting out the Peter Strasser in 1/700, I wonder: are there any differences between the new kit and their earlier release of Graf Zeppelin, or is just the same kit in a new box with a new suggested paint scheme?


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Paul, Corey -

The Strasser kit has parts to close up all the casemates on the hull, and possibly some variation in the shape of the lowest level of the conning tower. From pictures of the instructions and sprues on Hobby Search, it appears that the 1:350 version still includes the guns, but the 1:700 version does not. I also do not see any sign of the Haunebu in the 1:700 version.

Personally, I'd rather hoped the Strasser would've come with "late war"-style aircraft - maybe 109Ts based off G airframes, Fw-190A-based fighters, and Fw-190D-based Torpedo bombers.

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