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Eduard DKM Z-31 1/350
Eduard Photo Etch 1/350 for Dragon DKM Z-31 Destroyer
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by: Harry [ HARRY_AT_BFM ]


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Model Shipwrights

One small sheet of PE with precut railings, seven(7) inclined ladders, four(4) small ladders, four(4) main gun trap supports, thirty-four(34) raft netting. One(1) circular piece I do not know what to call.

Size of sheet - 5 3/4 x 2 x 3/4 inches

After looking over the Dragon DKM Z-31 Destroyer photo etch set from Eduard, my honest opinion is that what you get in this sheet of photo etch is not really worth the expense of $30.00 US. From a modeling standpoint, there are many generic DKM sets available that will give you the same quality for much less


SUMMARY
Highs: Pre-cut railings
Lows: The price is just to high for what's in the package, IMHO
Verdict: Would I buy this again, NO. You can do the same for less with generic DKM photo etch.
Percentage Rating
70%
  Scale: 1:350
  Mfg. ID: 53 058
  Suggested Retail: $30.00
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  PUBLISHED: Aug 17, 2017
  NATIONALITY: Germany
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 92.78%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 88.32%

About Harry (Harry_at_BFM)
FROM: COLORADO, UNITED STATES

I am retired and started BattleFleet Models (BFM) in 2003. A small resin ship and accessories company. Dealing in 1/700 and 1/350 Auxiliary Ships and Docks. I scratch build all of the masters, except for the masters given to me by my fellow ship enthusiasts. I also do commission builds. I have...

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I agree with you, Harry. Even though the etch looks good, it does seem a little pricey for what you get. Even though this wasn't one of those "I've got to get one of these right now!" reviews, critical assessments such as yours are of real benefit those of us on a modeling budget. Thanks for the review!
OCT 13, 2017 - 02:40 AM
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