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Academy 1/1000 RMS Titanic Kit First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review November 2015 Manufacturer Academy
Subject RMS Titanic Scale 1/1000
Kit Number 14217 Primary Media Styrene
Pros Very easy build, nice details Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Basic MSRP (USD) $21.95

First Look


Academy is back with another kit of the RMS Titanic, this time in 1/1000 scale. This new-tool gem is molded in multi-color plastic (MCP) and comes very close to being buildable without painting. The kit is molded in four different colors plus one tree of brass-plated plastic and presented on seven parts trees plus the bow and stern decks, lower hull, upper hull, and superstructure.

The box indicates that Academy has engineered an intuitive build kit and looking through the instructions, there are no surprises and looking at the parts, you could almost build this kit without the instructions. The layout of the assemblies are very intuitive and the pre-colored parts don't leave many areas needing paint. The kit also has a display stand included.

If you're an AMS modeler, you really want the Academy 1/350 scale RMS Titanic kit as it is an AMS modeler's delight, especially with all of the aftermarket details that have been produced for that kit.

This kit is suited for the less-experienced modeler who can work with basic modeling tools (hobby knife, file, glue). I recommend this kit to anyone with basic modeling skills.

Thanks to MRC for the review sample.