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ARMORAMA
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 05:55 PM UTC
Todd Michalak gives us his In Box Review of Trumpeterís 1/350 scale HMS Roberts Monitor.

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Rugbyhead
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New South Wales, Australia
Joined: November 23, 2013
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Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 08:36 PM UTC
Wow another kit added to the wish list! If Trumpeter are prepared to manufacter this class of ship surely a Nelson or Rodney can't be far away and hopefully an Ark Royal?
warmonger
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Oklahoma, United States
Joined: November 08, 2006
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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2014 - 12:16 PM UTC
Just go mine last night. Beautiful little kit. Everything is there except glue and paint. Man it is little - and rather "odd" looking.
Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 04:19 AM UTC
Is it my imagination, or is Trumpeter slowly getting their $#!+ together and making better models? I especially like that amount of PE. Except for new barrels and maybe AA, very little in the way of AM seems to be needed. Looks like I'll have to make a hole in my stash for a new box!
TRM5150
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 04:50 AM UTC
Hey Biggles! You are correct in Trumpy is getting their
"S**T" together...LOL!! I am finding there futher I get into the build the more I like. I also agree with you on the AA and various barrels. The kit supplied would suffice and there is even the possibility the 4: guns could be drilled out, but I caved and picked some AM...20mm and 4" in addition to those 2 Big Guns from B&D. I will have an update later today on my progress and will show what I replaced and why more or less. This doesn't take away from the kit by all means but just offers an avenue to go down if someone wanted too!
Biggles2
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 05:08 AM UTC
Looks like I spoke too soon! http://smg.photobucket.com/user/johnwem/media/wempe35177_zps2b4ef63a.jpg.html
TRM5150
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 05:45 AM UTC
There are some additions to what comes with the kit there but I am not sure if the extras are worth the buy...personal judgement call there. All of the ladders, stairs and railings are supplied. The added railing for the 40mm POM POM's are needed and I suppose any extras you don't use can be put to good use on another kit down the road. The MK V 20mm's are interesting but I was able to work out something with the Master 20mm set and still have plenty to work out the single AA later. I will update to build blog soon and probably toss a pic in here as well. Thanks for sharing!
Hederstierna
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Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 08:06 PM UTC
Todd
Just ordered this baby + barrels. This review certainly was a great help and inspiration, so thank you very much for draining my pockets
Jacob
TRM5150
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Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 08:45 PM UTC
Well that is good news on the order...and you're welcome? LOL!!! Enjoy!