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Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic
Posted by DrZaius on Monday, January 14, 2019 9:17 PM

Hi

It's been over a year since Trumpeter announced a 1/200 Titanic. Last summer there was some box art seen on the internet, after that nothing.

Anyone hear anything on the possible release date of this kit?

I'm always glad to see the release of any new cruise ship, especially in this scale, sure hope it don’t vanish from the Trumpeter catalog.

Jim

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 10:41 AM

I'd put more stock in any prototypes shown at model shows, and I haven't seen that yet.

The "box art" may very well be fan-created, not uncommon.

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Posted by Archangel Shooter on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 4:24 PM

Remember how long it was when news that Trumpeter was coming out with the A-6 Intruder and when it actually hit the shelves.

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 On the bench: So many hanger queens.

 

 

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Posted by Straycat1911 on Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:17 PM

We’re going to be in deep kimchee if Trumpeter ever starts into a 1/200 Nimitz class!! 5 1/2 feet!!! 

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:11 PM

Yeah , But :

 Do we really need another TITANIC ? What about the Normandie/Lafayette ? Or the various Queens or the S.S.United States /the last great liner to take and keep the " Blue Riband "?

 I am sorry guys but I am so sad at seeing so many of her .Here's one or two as mentioned starting with the first two .The U.S.S.Cyclops .Or a nicely detailed Victory Class Ship .They carried the Merchant Flag for the U.S til newer types came along . How about the smaller American liners and such that did duty as Troop Ships ?

 Or those that started what we now know as the " Cruise Industry ?" Or for something different , How about the first generation American Box ( Container ) ships ?  T.B.

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Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:40 PM

TB - I agree wholeheartedly, but the name itself sells, along with "bigger is better"

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, January 18, 2019 9:30 AM

There are so many gorgeous liners they could kit.  I agree that the Titanic name sells.  I wonder how many, though. If it doesn't have big guns on it, most modelers don't want it.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by amphib on Friday, January 18, 2019 7:42 PM

Or how about the ships that really won the war in the pacific, an updated model of an attack transport (APA) or an attack cargo ship (AKA).

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, January 18, 2019 11:10 PM

Seriously, Gator Boy.

I have fallen in love with the other ships that won the war. The light cruisers.

Imagine a 1/200 or (my preference a 1/192) Cleveland Class.

Or Gambier Bay.

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Posted by rcboater on Friday, January 18, 2019 11:24 PM

GMorrison

Seriously, Gator Boy.

I have fallen in love with the other ships that won the war. The light cruisers.

Imagine a 1/200 or (my preference a 1/196) Cleveland Class.

 

That would be awesome!  

Webmaster, IPMS Patriot Chapter  www.ipmspatriot.org

Billerica, MA

 

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, January 19, 2019 11:14 AM

Hey " G " 

 All I can say to that is " Ditto " !

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:52 PM

Straycat1911

We’re going to be in deep kimchee if Trumpeter ever starts into a 1/200 Nimitz class!! 5 1/2 feet!!!

You do realize that their only question would be in how to box it, yes? Smile

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, January 19, 2019 9:07 PM

GMorrison
the other ships that won the war.

Amen.

 

I might make a note to include the vastly neglected CL(AA)s.  If only for Juneau.  And, once you kit out one, really, all of them are possible by only adding or subtracting a spue or two.  Also, as "super destroyers" they have all sorts of "bits," even paravanes.

Mind, Neosho wouldn't hurt, or a generic Fleet Oiler.

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Posted by DrZaius on Saturday, January 19, 2019 9:50 PM

With some conversion you can get 3 ships out of one Titanic. The other 2 ships have a really varied and interesting color scheme. An RMS Olymipic in war paint, or a RMS Britanic in hospital colors.

I'm the first person to be happy with the possible release of a famous cruise ship in 1/200 scale. The way things are looking now we may end up with nothing.

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:24 PM

The Captain expresses a line of interest that takes a sailor I think to call.

I don't want to jack this thread, but it doesn't have much future since a 1/200 Trumpeter Titanic isn't reality. So here goes.

Working back to front, my suggestion of a 1/200 ish CL model comes from a recent interest in same.

1. Getting older suggests larger details, easier to see.

2. Owning a home for a long time constrains available shelf space.

3. I model as an excuse to do research, or rather I model when I find things in my reading that encourage a model.

4. Recently there was a thread about the CA Indianapolis that got me looking at Navsource and Mare Island photos.

5. In the background of the photos was a light cruiser, USS Vincennes.

6. Looking at available plastic, there've been a very scant few models of light cruisers.

7. Lindberg sold a 1/600 Cleveland for a while. It's what you'd expect, pretty basic but ok. It is the earlier round bridge version.

8. Resin models will not be a discussion here at this time.

9. Pit Road Skywave sold Atlanta class, Oakland class and Cleveland class full hull ships on 1/700.

10. The wiki pages are most useful for their footnotes. One book:

 Norman Friedman, U.S. Cruisers, An Illustrated Design History p. 479. 1984 ISBN 978-0-87021-718-0

11. I'll be modeling light cruisers for a while now, and a bigger scale one would be grand. In the meantime, a couple of smaller Skywave models will do.

 

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Posted by DrZaius on Sunday, January 20, 2019 8:47 PM

Hi

This kit was announced in their 2018 catalog along with a photo. It's definitely their decision to go ahead and produce the kit; I've still got my fingers crossed. The lack of any follow up news leaves me in a great deal of doubt.

From a 1/200 Titanic you have 3 possible ships. All with really varied color schemes. An RMS Britannic in hospital ship colors would be neat, or an Olympic in war time paint.

I know there are differences between the 3 ships; some of the differences may be harder to overcome. The double hull update to the 2 sister ships of Titanic might present a hard solution to correct, cross that bridge if it ever comes. As you said, the way things are looking the kit is never going to be reality. Too bad!!!

Jim

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Posted by steves on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 2:38 PM

You never know with Trumpeter, but the 1/200 Yorktown that was announced with the Titanic is now on it's way.  They are also showing a new 1/200 Scharnhorst and Gneisenau in their new catalog.

Steve Sobieralski, Tampa Bay Ship Model Society

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 2:41 PM

DrZaius

I know there are differences between the 3 ships;

More lifeboats!

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Posted by DrZaius on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 8:48 PM

Looks as though Trumpeters 1/200 Titanic may sink as well

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Posted by Tracy White on Monday, January 28, 2019 12:15 AM

Have patience - and she was an ocean liner, not a cruise ship.

Tracy White Researcher@Large

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 28, 2019 9:15 AM

I'm just starting the 1/350 minicraft titanic and its huge.  Couldn't imagine a 1/200 scale!

Btw, what is this correct color for the funnels?

Also just read that only 3 funnels were functional.  The 4th was for prestige.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, January 28, 2019 9:55 AM

Google search will give you a good idea of possible answers for your first question. I think the color was a White Star Line proprietary color. It's buff, but seems to usually be represented in models as a darker brown version. Not like USCG Spar.

Again lots of yap online about the funnels, which haven't been found. I don't at all believe that the aft funnel was just cosmetic. While it doesn't seem to have any boiler uptakes that I've read of, no doubt in my mind that it would have made use of the deck space taken with other exhausts/ ventilators. Thats common practice.

 

 

 

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Posted by DrZaius on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 7:31 PM

Great News!!! The completed 1/200 Trumpeter Titanic is on display at the Nuremburg Toy Fair. A photo is available on the Encyclopedia Titanica modeling web page.

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Posted by uspsjuan on Saturday, February 02, 2019 7:35 AM

1/200 Nimitz! i will be first in line to order one!

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, February 02, 2019 11:33 AM

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, February 02, 2019 10:02 PM

Just finished the first coat of flat white and antifouling red on the 1/350 version.  What a marathon with a passche H.  Imagine 1/200 scale...  

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Saturday, February 02, 2019 10:19 PM

GMorrison

 

 
DrZaius

I know there are differences between the 3 ships;

 

 

More lifeboats!

 

 

 

Also the HMS Britannic was 2 feet wider than her sisters.

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Posted by DrZaius on Sunday, February 03, 2019 1:12 AM

That was the "tough fix" I was referring to. Not sure how noticeable it would be in 1/200 scale.

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