Academy Titanic 1/700 MCP Review
By Bill Engar
The Story of Titanic seems to strike a chord with just about everybody. The excesses of the ship and the details of her demise are an allegory for the frailties and foibles of humanity.
For many years, Revell’s 1/570 Titanic and Minicraft’s 1/350 Titanic were the only plastic kit choices for modelers. After the 1997 movie Titanic smashed box office records, a number of model kit manufacturers released new Titanic kits, and now, modelers and Titanic enthusiasts have a dizzying number of choices to build a Titanic model. At last count, you can find Titanic kits in about a dozen different scales, ranging from 1/1200 to 1/200.
Academy’s 1/700 RMS Titanic MCP #14220 is just an excellent choice for the modeler, or a casual builder who wants a nice model of Titanic without a lot of effort. Academy’s “MCP” designation stands for Multi Colored Parts. At about fifteen inches long (38 cm), the kit provides a reasonably-sized model that will provide a moderately involved building experience.