Thought Trumpeter really wanted to make this model good... and they miss the entire rigging.No rigging or instructions on how to rig the ship.
what I have found so far is no sounding boom, the expansion joints are marked on the promenade deck but not on the boat deck, No steering wheel in the wheelhouse !! only on the emergency steering position on the poop deck , these small anomalies don't bother me just annoying for such a expensive kit. The extra detail set can only be purchased directly from trumpeter, Having pointed out those items I have to say its a stunning kit, I will wait and see what else is coming out from aftermarket companies but in the mean time start drilling out port holes.No rigging or instructions on how to rig the ship.
The way I we it the reason why people build models is o Make them perfect and if some modifying is in order so be it.Those of you who think the kit is "junk" - what other 1/200 injection molded kit are you going to build? You expect perfection in everything? The kit is far from perfect, but it's far and away the most accurate model kit ever made of the Titanic, and it beats every other 1/200 model of the Olympic class ships out there. Do you want Trumpeter to build it for you too? SMH.
Interesting. What kit according to you should the experienced modeller who knows Titanic get then? Because you are not giving any suggestions. It is like you are personally offended that Trumpeter did not get every single detail correct. Guess what? They don't care and no one ever will. We are a niche community. There will never be a company that will actually produce a kit that is accurate to the point of our knowledge. One of the main reasons is because unlike us, they do not have the passion for Titanic or any other ship they produce kits for. They are looking to make money. Just look at Minicraft. They have barely touched their kit in 40 years. Still the same mess it was back in the day.The Trumpeter Titanic is a good kit for novice to average modelers and those who don't really know Titanic very well.