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Italeri 1/35 Vosper Torpedo MTB. Too much Photo-Etch?

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  • Member since
    March, 2010
Italeri 1/35 Vosper Torpedo MTB. Too much Photo-Etch?
Posted by Bocks Suv on Monday, June 04, 2018 11:22 AM

I'm seeing 3+ Griffon PE aftermkt sets for this torpedo boat kit. It comes with a small one, but I guess there are overlooked details that seem to warrant 6, 19 and 28 sheet sets from Griffon. Kinda overkill, but does anyone here have experience with PE for this kit? I want it to look good, but it doesnt have to have 99% accuracy.

Plus, I dont want to rebuild the whole kit out of tiny brass bits, nor detail interior sections than no one will ever see.  How much of these sets are needed and actually get used?

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, June 04, 2018 11:45 AM

First, can't answer so you might stop reading this.

But, I had a similar puzzle on my Revell 1/144 Snowberry. I bought the GMM sheets and they do add a lot. However, it gets ridiculous. The engine room skylight alone has 65 little parts. I got completely bogged down putting them on and the ship is now on the shelf of doom.

  • Member since
    March, 2010
Posted by Bocks Suv on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 1:47 PM

I built a 1/72 Snowberry 2 yrs ago. It had a lot of PE, but I left alot of it off, esp the railings. Flat railings... why bother? The Skylight "only" had 32 pieces and I left half off. No one's gonna notice, but if you lose one or two, then theyll notice the assymetry.  

Give yours another chance. It's a great looking ship, esp if you paint it white/camo.

 

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