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REVIEW
Russian Gangut WW1 Dreadnought
TRM5150
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 03:10 AM UTC
James Jacob takes a look at one of Revell''s latest releases. The Imperial Russian Gangut Dreadnought in 1:350 scale.

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warreni
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 12:09 PM UTC
Hmmm.. re-pop of the Zvezda kit. The stand gives it away.
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 04:58 PM UTC
Yes, this kit was originally released as the Sevastopol by Zvezda in 2012 and the only difference in this boxing is a change in decals.
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 06:21 PM UTC
Ahh, the trials and tribulations of "new kit" releases. I don't think I would have picked up on that myself!

Well written review James! Appreciate you taking the time to have a go! Hope your first experience was a decent one my friend! Looking forward to seeing the next one come about soon!!
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 06:34 PM UTC
Thanks all, appreciate the feedback!
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 09:33 PM UTC
I have given this a good look over and for a first effort on your part I think you did very well. nice mix of information and detail.
Removed by original poster on 03/30/15 - 19:45:55 (GMT).
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:26 AM UTC
James; your first review is very well done! Super photos showing remarkable detail; comprehensive descriptions; information about aftermarket parts very useful. "...clean moldings, free of flash and easy to follow instructions.", good summary.
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:49 AM UTC
Hi everyone, glad you approve, was a challenge to write! No hard feelings Warreni, I know what you meant. Was it a good kit to build?
warreni
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:55 AM UTC
Yes James, it was. I used the Pontos set and it came out looking great. So great in fact I ordered another Sevastopol that only cost me $9.99 at a Luckymodel sale that may still be on.
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2015 - 04:17 AM UTC
Agreed, good first effort out of the gate! Keep up the good work.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 12:07 AM UTC
Very nice review James.

Pity it is a straight repop of the Zvezda Kit, would have been nice to see at least a small sprue parts to mark the difference between the two ships.

Si
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 06:41 PM UTC
Thank you for this review, I am currently building it, but cannot find anything about the rigging, eg where were the rigging lines of the chimneys attached to? Does anybody know where I could find rigging info?
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Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 01:48 AM UTC
Hi Han.

No info in the Zvezda instructions...

Cheers
Warren