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Trumpeter: German Navy Aircraft Carrier Peter Strasser
TimReynaga
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Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 04:30 AM UTC


Trumpeter models of China has announced the July 2017 release of the the German Navy Aircraft Carrier DKM Peter Strasser in 1/350 scale.

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Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:54 AM UTC
hilarious box top art considering he never made it off the slipway
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Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12:04 PM UTC
You're right about the boxtop painting - at least no one could really criticize the accuracy of your Peter Strasser build.

I like the H-Class battleship in the background too!
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Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12:14 PM UTC


You're right Tim-hadn't picked up on that!

The ultimate 'what if'

Maybe Trumpy will announce an H-Class next...

And we'll probably see that before the Nelson class in 1/350... Or even before a RN flat top from them.

Yer, I think I might be a bit miffed
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Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 01:23 PM UTC
Okay, an A for effort. But there are many other subjects that should be kitted before these make believe models.
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 01:47 AM UTC
Hi Guys, I joined so I could comment on this post. I have previously spent many, many years building 1/35 Military, of which, there is a lot of "What-If" and they are very well received as are some of the very odd camo patterns some modelers use. I have been building 1/350 for some 6 years now and don't mind the Graf Zeppelin or Peter Strasser. I am sure your aware Trumpeter have had out for some time the HMS Ark Royal in 1/350. I don't want to appear rude, I am just saying what a great time it is to have so much variety in all scales that we can now build in. Thanks & regards, Peter H Sydney, AU
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 10:16 PM UTC
Hi Peter!

Welcome to MSW!

I couldn't agree more: it's a great time to be a modeller! So many topics to chose from and so many aftermarket products to enhance our builds...

The best bit is the internet where we get to have a good whinge about kit companies and their choice of subject for their next release
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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 12:21 AM UTC
Definitely interesting choice for release. Comes with 4 x 1/350 aircraft, folding wing 109's or 190's to add to the what-ifferry?

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 05:33 AM UTC
Shock news for those modelling Graf Zeppelin and Peter Strasser.........................................
The Messerschmitt Bf.109T (T for trager/carrier) was NOT fitted with folding wings. Although the carriers were never completed the Bf.109T was built in a small series.
Although wing fold was examined at the design stage, its was NOT used on the aircraft that were constructed, no was it proposed for the production version.
I am not a Bf109 expert but this issue has been examined in micro detail by the Luftwaffe forums.
The Junkers Ju.87C DID have wing fold however.
I'm hoping for a 1/200 Graf Zeppelin so I can install rc and sail it. Do the experts think such a release is likely ?
Paul