Meng 1/700 Kriegsmarine Battleship KM Bismarck..... anything in common with other such kits? nt

Joined: September 21st, 2015, 1:34 pm

June 23rd, 2018, 4:05 pm #1

Any news on this issue?
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

June 26th, 2018, 12:35 am #2

The Meng kits are their own tooling
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Joined: September 21st, 2015, 1:34 pm

June 26th, 2018, 1:18 am #3

Thanks. How does it compare to others, such as the Trumpeter kit? 
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Joined: October 2nd, 2004, 2:57 am

June 26th, 2018, 1:13 pm #4

Its a snap fit kit.    I have seen their Missouri from the same series.   It is well engineered, multi-colored plastic with, for example, holes in the deck (one color) to allow various projections on the hull (second color) to stick through.   Upperworks build like a layercake.  Stickers are provided vice decals

Review on Britmodeller is here:
https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/ind ... 1700-meng/

That review found that the secondary & tertiary weapons were small and detail-less -- below the limits of the technology.  Also cautions that a test fitting should be avoided as snap together parts seldom snap apart.

The reviewer concludes that while unique,this is not really the best kit in that scale, and isn't the cheapest either.  There are better, more economical options in either the Trumpeter or Revell
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Joined: September 21st, 2015, 1:34 pm

June 26th, 2018, 3:35 pm #5

Thanks again.
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