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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:06 pm 
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That is what I think. Out of stock anyway, HA!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:51 pm 
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Just finishing the Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Exeter. I admit that I am more interested in "looks" rather than absolute accuracy so any comments I make should bare this in mind.

First and perhaps most importantly the kit os of the ship prior to its refit (single 4in and pole masts).

Hull is one piece with very nice plating detail.

Deck is in two pieces one for each level. Planking is nicely done and the molded on locators for the superstructure are fine and provide good fit.

Superstructure decks are in one piece thereby avoiding join lines (unfortunately the funnels are in split therefore clean up is necessary). Very crisp detail (doors, vents) on the bulkheads. Bridge nicely molded with open windows and wind breaks on front of bridge. Nicely molded rangefinders

Turrets are well shaped in one main section plus separate port and starboard local rangefinders . Individual 8" barrels are molded drilled out.
4" guns in 2 pieces and a bit simple but OK. The quad machine guns are quite finely detailed.

Pole masts are nicely molded but a bit fine and therefore flex dyring rigging. Similar problem with yardarms although nicely tapered (I left the plastic masts because of the molding but replaced the yardarms with brass rod).

2 Walrius (clear plastic) supplied. Catapults are plastic but not bad. The crane is plastic and PE and very nice.

Coprehensive PE set including pre-measured railiings for main and upper decks, vertical and angled ladders, aircraft crane and funnel caps.

Overall IMHO a very nice kit that builds into an early HMS Exeter. I'm sure that it would be faily easy to convert to a post refit version (if Trumpy or AM don't do it first)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:13 pm 
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:woo_hoo: You finished already!!!! Thank you for the summary! I will start mine when I finish the Graf Spee…

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:54 am 
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The planking pattern is different fore and aft. The forward deck section has an alternating pattern. The aft piece has continuous "planks" running half the length of the ship every other row.

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http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=167151


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:59 am 
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And where do you find that super-detailed information guys??? Man, I can only scratch the surface with the material I´ve got!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:30 am 
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I received yesterday the Profile Morskie including blueprint foldout for HMS Exeter, and Trumpeter must have taken some ideas from them because the blueprints show the deck around B turret shows no planking (nor do they show in their drawings the dark areas around the boats on each side of the bridge). But the blueprints look good otherwise, most of the picture in the booklet are available in the internet, though.

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