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Old Feb 07, 2012, 09:08 PM
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Graupner 1:150 Titanic

Looks like Graupner is releasing a new Titanic model in time for the 100th anniversary of the sinking. Its part of their Premium Line & looks nicely detailed from the photos on their site.

http://www.graupner.de/en/products/0...4/product.aspx

http://www.v-eastonline.com/products/WP-TITANIC.html''

http://www.westbourne-model.co.uk/

Would be real nice if they'd follow this with one of the famous Cunard liners such as Aquitainia or either of the Queens.
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 12:19 PM
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At 3:00 in the video:

Graupner - Novità Norimberga 2012 (3 min 33 sec)
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 12:51 PM
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This was also supposed to release in 2012, but the photo has since been removed.
http://shop.graupner.de/webuerp/servlet/AI?ARTN=2165

And look at the release date of the Velox... 2099 :shock:
http://www.graupner.de/en/products/0...1/product.aspx

On the bright side, Graupner seems to be suggesting they will be around long into the future.

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Old Feb 08, 2012, 06:13 PM
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Its also shown on KY Model's new site for the local China market:

http://www.kymodelship.com

Its only in Chinese but easy to navigate. If you take a few minutes exploring their product pages, you'll see they've listed their complete line of ARTR, scale kits & accessories along with ship background history & dealers selling their line.

The ARTR boats can be found at:

http://www.kymodelship.com/productde...product&ctag=1
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 08:08 AM
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If the real one put out a wake like that its a wonder it didn't submarine before it hit the iceberg.
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 06:08 PM
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Graupner 1:150 TITANIC

This is the best 1:150 scale ARTR RMS TITANIC that I have ever seen! All of the models I have seen before have inaccurate or poor details/colours that make them undesirable, but this one looks like somebody took the real TITANIC and shrunk it down.

I like the GRP hull and ABS plastic/brass deck, she will last a lifetime if taken care of.

Also, because of its ESC it can be operated at scale speeds.
I hate it when a model of the TITANIC is being operated at 300 scale knots, like in the videos.

I really REALLY want one of these, but sadly I can’t spend the money on a model ship right now. I will certainly be saving up for one in the future; hopefully Graupner will keep this in production for a long time.
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 06:13 PM
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PS- If you buy one of these models, can you upload some close up pictures. There are a lot of pictures online, but I would like to see some very close close-ups on the decks to see the fine details. I would also like to see what the battery compartment and motors are like.
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 12:09 AM
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You might want to contact Modelboats & ask if they plan to do a review on it. Their past article on Graupner's Cap San Diego was very comprehensive & will give you an idea of what to expect with this latest release.

http://www.modelboats.co.uk/news/article.asp?a=564

FYI, they're currently are offering RMS Titanic, A Modelmakers Manual as a subscribers extra thru 25 May.

http://www.modelboats.co.uk/extra
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 02:07 AM
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I really...REALLY...like that.

Man, if only I had the money...
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 07:41 AM
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You might want to contact Modelboats & ask if they plan to do a review on it. Their past article on Graupner's Cap San Diego was very comprehensive & will give you an idea of what to expect with this latest release.

http://www.modelboats.co.uk/news/article.asp?a=564

FYI, they're currently are offering RMS Titanic, A Modelmakers Manual as a subscribers extra thru 25 May.

http://www.modelboats.co.uk/extra
I'll do you a review of it right now....there is one in our local model shop priced at £1050.00p.......................and it looks absolutely beautiful.
as an experienced modeller who once had the R Hann plans and semi kit at 1:144 scale that I bought from a guy in the USA.......I couldn't build a model like that for even twice the price........

simply put it is absolutely superb and worth twice the money that it's for sale for today.
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 11:14 PM
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Oops, they forgot the front facing windows on the bridge wings… does the company know?
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 12:51 PM
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The $1400 price tag seems reasonable if you have the bucks and good place to display it, preferably a glass case. Seems to me that $1500 was a typical asking price for a custom-built square rigger, etc., model some 10 years ago. I occasionally think about refurbing my old Revell Cutty Sark "with 40 billowing sails" that has become very "bedraggled" over the years . Seems to me that delicate plastic model parts don't retain their resiliancy and shape over many years unless protected in a glass display case. Maybe nitrogen would help as would protection from sunlight.
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Old Jun 29, 2012, 11:49 AM
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[QUOTE=herrmill;20676552]Looks like Graupner is releasing a new Titanic model in time for the 100th anniversary of the sinking. Its part of their Premium Line & looks nicely detailed from the photos on their site.


Chuck, is this one offered in Shenzen/Hongkong ??
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Old Jun 29, 2012, 06:03 PM
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Yes, you can buy this from through their local agents.

http://www.kymodelship.com/dealers.asp?db=dealers

Saw those lovely Dutch commissions you are working with VIPO so why not ask them to do a few of the classic Cunard or French liners such as Aquitania, Queen Mary, France (1910) or Normandie. Am sure a limited release would sell out.
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Old Jun 29, 2012, 07:19 PM
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Yes Chuck, I asked Vicky to shop this one for me and place it in the container, (KY is just across the water near Macao) but for some reason she seems reluctant or has (idle) hope we have it made in her Foshan workship or perhaps Graupner won't allow it.

As for the other liners; I think it too risky - there are many of such ship models for sale and we need very detailed information before we proceed.
The post war freighter/passenger ships are most wanted by those who had their carreer with the merchant navy.

Attached 1:180 scale Clan liner was commissioned last year and a few smaller models.
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