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I agree with soloboy...Why can't folks put that much care and detial in Sci-Fi kits!

Looks very cool though!

Imagin...a kit like that with todays techniques! WOW! :eek: I just wish they would completly re do the TITANIC in 1/350th scale.
 

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StarCruiser said:
Nope - those are propulsor pods - they are on correctly... Only now becoming more common on larger ships.
Technically the term is tracktor props vs pusher props. Pusher designs are more efficient then tracktor in both aircraft and boats. Are they using electric motors in these pods and do they swivel?
 

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A Reuters news story gives the answer:

. . . raised concerns about future sales of the Mermaid pods, which consist of an electrical motor and a propellor which rotate 360 degrees, enabling vessels to pivot sharply.

The pods are also being fitted to the Queen Mary II, the world's largest cruise ship, which Alstom is building for Carnival Cruises Cunard Line.
 

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Dr. Brad said:
I have no interest in building a model of a cruise ship, but it is impressive nonetheless!

Brad.
I actually would really like to see a lot of cruise ships in 1/700 and 1/350.

The 1/400 on this one bums me out, as I would prefer the 1/350.

Funny though, usually a cruise ship has to have gone through a horrible death, to get a model made of it.
 
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