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Looking for a detail set for Zvezda Z-17
Littorio
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Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:32 PM UTC
Does any one know of a detail set for the Zvezda 1/350 Z-17 Diether V. Roeder.

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Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 - 02:27 AM UTC
You could probably make do with generic German railing; Veteran Models make some Kriegsmarine bridge accessories and weapons; Sea Masters (and others) make turned brass barrels. You could even buy a Dragon German destroyer and raid it for parts. But from what I've read in reviews, you'll be trying to make a silk purse from a sow's ear.
Aurora-7
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Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 - 03:24 AM UTC
I know Artwox makes a wood deck for that specific kit.

Item AW10103
Littorio
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Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 - 05:39 AM UTC
Thanks Michael, just found that. Looks like I'll be using generic German railings, inclined ladders and weapons.

As for 'silk purse from a sow's ear' I've read that the kit is better than the Dragon offerings in shape and size, although Z-17 is of the 'Type 1936' where as the Dragon and Trumpeter kits are all 'Type 1936A (mod)' or '1936B'.
Dragon and even Trumpeter offer better detail but do not offer a 'Type 1936' which has a shorter hull.
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Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 - 07:11 AM UTC
Well it wouldn't be a worthwhile hobby if it was too easy would it?
Littorio
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Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 - 07:20 AM UTC

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Well it wouldn't be a worthwhile hobby if it was too easy would it?



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