SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

Trumpeter 1/350 destroyers

474 views
2 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    September, 2010
Trumpeter 1/350 destroyers
Posted by retdfeuerwehr on Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:02 PM

Which of the several available 1/350 scale Trumpeter German WW2 destroyers would you recommend?

  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Sunday, August 27, 2017 12:25 AM

I would go with the Dragon German WWII destroyers.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 12:46 PM

retdfeuerwehr

Which of the several available 1/350 scale Trumpeter German WW2 destroyers would you recommend?

 

     If you really want a Trumpeter kit then try their  Z-43 . It is the only 1936b class kit available!
     IMO The Trumpeter kits are not as detailed or accurate  as the Dragon 1/350 kits of similar class but cost a bit less. For example, IIRC,  prop shaft exit from hull on the Trumpeter kits is not staggered as it should be. Also,  I believe all the Dragon kits come with a few 1/350 scale figures . Marcus is right, Class for class,  I would go with Dragon/DML. The  Dragon kits are highly recommended.


However, In case you have not already checked...


The DKM had several classes of DD's ( Zerstorers). 1934a, 1936, 1936a, 1936a MOB, 1936b. The 1/350 Zerstorers by Trumpeter and Dragon cover a good bit of the classes:


Trumpeter offers:

 Z-25 (1936a w/5.9"twin mount forward
 Z-30 (1936a  4-5.9" single mounts)
 Z-43 (1936b  5-5" single mounts) 

Dragon offers:
 Z-26 (1936a 4-5.9" single mounts)
 Z-31 (1936a MOB 4-5.9" single mounts
 Z-32 (1936a MOB 1-5.9"twin mount, 3 singles aft)
 Z-38 (1936a MOB 1-5.9" twin mount, 3 singles aft)
 Z-39 (1936a MOB) 1-5.9" twin and 2 single mounts).

 
Also
Zvezda Z-17 Dieter von Roeder Type 1936
IronShipwright made a 1/350 Type 1934A and Type 1936A


If you want a 1936 class Zvezda is the only option.
If you want a 1934a class then look for an IronShipWright kit .
(Trumpeter does make a Z-7 1934a kit in 1/700.)


Take a look at the link below for a list of kits and Postings of builds/reviews to get a better idea of the kits.
http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=6980

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS

FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.