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Awesome but too small
on August 6, 2011
I bought this model elsewhere but feel compelled to review it here mainly to help people understand what they are getting into. The quality of this 1/600 Academy Titanic is top notch. It seems all the tooling is new for this mold. The pieces are so very tiny yet the molding is perfect. No flash and the only sanding I have done is where the pieces are cut from the sprues which brings me to cutting from the sprues. You will need to be very careful because the pieces are so tiny they are very easy to lose and also can deform the part if not cut carefully. The staircases are ridiculously small and in two piece. I did not have a good hold on one of side pieces of the stairs and it flew across the room. It took my wife and me 3 hours to find it with a flashlight. And gluing the staircase halves together is a major pain, and the staircases are two different colors. I think they are in two pieces to make painting easier. With that said I think this is a very high quality model with lots of parts. The pieces all fit like a glove. I have not finished yet but am very determined to finish it. I also replaced the thread for the rigging with some of my wife's sewing thread. The quality of thread that comes with the kit to me is very low standard. Sewing thread measured about .002 larger diameter so is better and stronger and fits all the holes just fine. So bottom line if you have eagle eyes (mine aren't so good) and are very careful with all the little tiny pieces, the is an excellent model of the Titanic (A good magnifier will be very handy). But I would not want to do it again.