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SS United States by highlanderburial - FINISHED - Glencoe - 1/400 - Todd Wardwell


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Final Call!

 

Sorry about the lack of follow up on this one. I struggled to complete this as the kit was infuriatingly inaccurate! I also found out the ship had lined out basketball and shuffleboard courts on the main deck. I added those using super thin pinstripe tape. The hand rails were finished and put in place using some new thinner super glue I got off amazon with a really amazing application tip. 

 

Finally here is the real comparison I wanted to from the get go. I constantly get asked how the SS United States compares in size to the Titanic. Well here you go!

 

Thanks to everyone who followed this thread. My overall rating on the Glencoe kit is unless you LOVE cutting plastic with your Dremel and are willing to put in some SERIOUS time with plans and photo etch I would look elsewhere for a good model of the SS United States. 

Still the experience of painting her and working around her decks made me feel what a loss she would be if she went to the breaker's yard. 

 

-TW

 

 

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Nice review!  "I would look elsewhere for a good model of the SS United States."  Where else would the elsewhere be?  Scratch-built?  I agree that the lines on that Glencoe model are very crude.  Thx.

 

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