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ICM Grosser Kurfurst?

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ICM Grosser Kurfurst?
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, March 6, 2011 10:33 AM

Squadron has it on sale.  Any comments on the quality?  Anyone here build it?  Not that many WW1 ships available so I am sure tempted.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by warshipguy on Sunday, March 6, 2011 11:38 AM

Don,

I haven't built the Grosser Kurfurst but I have built Koenig from ICM. It is an outstanding kit but it doesn't come with any PE.  Fit is great, it is a fun build.  PE is available as well from several sources.  How much is Squadron selling it for?

Bill Morrison

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, March 7, 2011 8:30 AM

warshipguy

Don,

I haven't built the Grosser Kurfurst but I have built Koenig from ICM. It is an outstanding kit but it doesn't come with any PE.  Fit is great, it is a fun build.  PE is available as well from several sources.  How much is Squadron selling it for?

Bill Morrison

$57.   Are these PE sets for the GK specifically?  Or even WW1 German BBs would be great.  Who does the PE sets?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by crackers on Monday, March 7, 2011 10:39 AM

Pardon my ignorance, but what is PE ?

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Posted by EdGrune on Monday, March 7, 2011 11:27 AM

crackers

Pardon my ignorance, but what is PE ? 

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Posted by EdGrune on Monday, March 7, 2011 11:31 AM

Don Stauffer

$57.   Are these PE sets for the GK specifically?  Or even WW1 German BBs would be great.  Who does the PE sets?

WEM sells a PE set which will fit any of the four models kitted of the class (see the 4 different crowns): Konig, Grosser Kurfurst,  Kronprinz, Markgraf

 GMM also makes a set for the four kits.

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Posted by waynec on Monday, March 7, 2011 4:37 PM

that's a good price. since i already have one GROSSER KURFURST and one MARKGRAF plus 2 more GROSSER KURFURST i got on sale, probably with squadron, don't think i will get anymore.

they are nice kits, one piece hull. i have the GMM pe set and it looks nice too.

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Posted by koelschwolf on Saturday, May 21, 2011 3:26 PM

Hello Don, I am basically a scratchbuilder and have built 200 scale models of Derfflinger, Seydlitz, Tirpitz, Bismarck and others, all RCed.

Is it possible to power ICM's plastic models of Grosser Kurfuerst or Koenig?I'd be interested in building the GK, but as an operating model, servos, receivers etc are now very small.

Thanks for yr reply   Koelschwolf

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, May 22, 2011 12:42 PM

koelschwolf

Hello Don, I am basically a scratchbuilder and have built 200 scale models of Derfflinger, Seydlitz, Tirpitz, Bismarck and others, all RCed.

Is it possible to power ICM's plastic models of Grosser Kurfuerst or Koenig?I'd be interested in building the GK, but as an operating model, servos, receivers etc are now very small.

Thanks for yr reply   Koelschwolf

You couldn't use the normal drive train.  There are several long shafts and very small props.  Modified for a single prop and short shaft it might work okay. You'd need small stuff - 350th is not a very big model.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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