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As we rapidly approach the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic, there will be a slew of commemorative items released to coincide with this date. The tragic tale of the disaster which befell the ship proclaimed as being so unsinkable that not even god could sink her, is well known. Revell have a long history of producing models of the ship, but here they have released a peculiar gift set in which you get two versions of the same ship.
In the box you get al the necessary bits and pieces. The first kit will enable you to build a 1:570 scale replica, the second is smaller at 1:1200. Also included are the required paints, glue and a paint brush. The box indicates a skill level of 3 is required which indicates it is for ages 12 and up and will require a high level of skill. Assembled the two models measure 96mm x 470mm and 40mm x 223mm.
The box is illustrated well and on the flipside of the lid contains a short passage on the ship and the events of that fateful night. The detail on the smaller ship is average, but at the size in question it should come as no surprise. The larger model is a drastic improvement and of good quality. However, the liklihood is that you will require a much higher level of detail, so investment in after market parts such as brass will be required to get it to the higher standard.
The kits fit well with not too much need to filler or alteration to parts. For glueing the hull of the larger model, you may wish to have a workbench with clamps handy to hold it in position.
Overall it's a decent set, but I still cannot get my head around the two versions of one ship in a set. It seems a little pointless. Perhaps Revell might have included a version of the Carpathia, the first ship to rescue some of the Titanic's passengers instead of the 1:1200 version. Although you may instead want to change the smaller version to the Olympic, Titanic's sister to create a nich little set.
Re-live one of the greatest disasters at sea! The Titanic achieved fame due to the tragic events that overtook her during her maiden voyage on 14th April 1912. The Queen of the Sea was to carry 1,316 passengers from Southampton to New York for the White Star Line. During the night at about 23.40 hours, in the Atlantic, the British luxury liner hit an iceberg that tore a 100 m gash in her starboard side. When the Titanic sank at about 00.20 hours on 15th April 1,503 of the 2,206 people on board lost their lives. The 46,329 BRT vessel had a length of 267 m and a displacement of 66,000 tons. Superb Gift Set of the Cruise Liner Titanic contains 1 x 1:570 Titanic Kit and 1 x 1:1200 Titanic Model Kit, 5 Aqua Paints, Paint Brush and Glue, all in a stylish Gift Box with details of the Titanic and flip top lid.