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HMS Rodney in 1:700

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I see there is the old Tamiya kit available and a newer Meng kit (but getting on for three times the price).

 

How do these kits compare and is it worth the extra for the Meng kit? 

 

 

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No idea about the Meng kit - never seen one - but be warned that the Tamiya Rodney is in pre-war configuration.  Building a model of her in her wartime heyday means cross-kitting with the Tamiya Nelson (which comes in 1945 configuration).

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Meng's Rodney is a snap-kit - to give an idea of what it is like, here's a link to the review on here of the Bismarck in the same series: 

I built both the Rodney & Bismarck last year when off work recovering from pneumonia as a way of keeping myself occupied without taking on anything too complex or taxing.  They were unpainted (which is why I chose them), but I was quite happy with the results.  Let me know if you'd like some pics.

 

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20 hours ago, Seahawk said:

No idea about the Meng kit - never seen one - but be warned that the Tamiya Rodney is in pre-war configuration.  Building a model of her in her wartime heyday means cross-kitting with the Tamiya Nelson (which comes in 1945 configuration).

Thanks for the heads up - I sort of assumed they would be of the same period so might go for the Nelson if I have a choice 🙂

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16 hours ago, Paul H said:

Meng's Rodney is a snap-kit - to give an idea of what it is like, here's a link to the review on here of the Bismarck in the same series: 

I built both the Rodney & Bismarck last year when off work recovering from pneumonia as a way of keeping myself occupied without taking on anything too complex or taxing.  They were unpainted (which is why I chose them), but I was quite happy with the results.  Let me know if you'd like some pics.

 

Thanks for the link 🙂  I'd be grateful if you could post a few pictures.

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Send me a PM with your email address & I'll send some over.  Can't post them up directly as my photo hosting is offline at the moment.

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On ‎11‎/‎9‎/‎2019 at 11:26 PM, Paul H said:

Send me a PM with your email address & I'll send some over.  Can't post them up directly as my photo hosting is offline at the moment.

thanks Paul, very helpful 🙂

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