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occre vs. latina mississippi kits


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Have you had a look around the Kit Build Log area?   Just go to that section  and do search..  Here's the results I got:  http://modelshipworld.com/index.php?app=core&module=search&do=search&fromMainBar=1   It's doubtful that anyone has built both kits but looking at the build logs should give you an idea as to which you want to build.


As to "best"... that's arbitrary as it's in the eye of the beholder (or in this case... the builder).

"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans                             Triton Cross-Section   

                                                                                                                       USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War  _(Gallery) Build Log

                                                                                Wasa (Gallery)

                                                                                                                        HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               


Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         



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For starters, if you can find the Latina version, it's well worth the money. I heard that Artesania Latina discontinued this kit, which is why you can usually pick it up on Ebay for under $150.00. I personally built this kit several years ago and it makes into a very nice model. But the OcCre version, which I did not build, but saw one freshly built and there was no comparision as far as fit and finish. The OcCre Miss has quite a bit more detailings than the cheaper Latina version. OcCre even includes tables and chairs, I think hey bales and barrels as well as other nice finishers. The Latina kit, I had to make all of those things myself. But if it's your first build, you can't go wrong with the Latina version of the King. You just have to realize that in order to go from a good kit build to a great kit build, you will have to do a bit of research on paddle wheelers and add some finishers of your own in order to step it up a notch. But you would be happy with either one.



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Thanks guys, see I feel if your going to spend months on a build the money difference really don't matter much. I have been leaning towards the OcCre anyway but was interested to see if someone knew why the big money difference. I figured it had to be better somehow. Well thanks for the input. Oh I have built a few models in the past. I think it will be nice to make a model without all the rigging. LOL. I have seen both builds on u tube and really hard to see much difference. I like the hull of the Latina better as it must be built and the OcCre looks like a solid hull. But the decking on the OcCre looks a lot nicer.  Well both are very cool for sure! This time of year is sooooo boring !

I can't wait to get started.

Thanks Brad

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Have you had a look at the Sergal kit? Here's a link to Cornwall Model Boats (just one supplier). I haven't built it, but it looks to be a very nice model.



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