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RMS Titanic

By: Airfix

Item no: A050146A Price: £59.99

Web: www.airfix.com

Airfix has re-boxed Academy’s ‘basic’ large-scale Multi-Color Plastic Titanic kit (it contains just styrene parts), which enables modellers to build it without the need for painting. While most shades are close matches to those on the real ship, those for the funnels are incorrect, as these should have more of a pink-tinted buff hue. It comprises 13 runners, separate boat-, bridge- and A-decks and a one-piece hull (which is prepainted with dark red undersides) – as this a gift set, there are also eight tubs of acrylic paint, two brushes and a tube of Humbrol Poly Cement. All components are flash free, and there was no sign of warpage on larger items, such as the hull and decks, although the former benefit from four crossmembers to brace the structure. Clear guidance is supplied for those modellers wishing to add rigging to their model, including the complex radio antenna, which was strung between the ship’s masts.

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