Hi Doug. I have a half built Graupner Taucher Wulf in my “stash” of kits. I put it away to come back to later. That kit, like your Premium Line warships, is a little disappointing. The hull is fiberglass, and some of the fittings are ok, but the instructions are horrid. I’m an accomplished modeler, but don’t make me guess where to drill for the rudder post!!! Things like that. I’ve built 3 Micro Magic’s, all race versions
, the first
was an original German kit, the last two are from later, when Graupner reorganized. If I hadn’t built the original kit first
, I would have a heck of a time building the other two. Now, to Graupner credit, the last MM I built seemed to be a little better than the second, and all three sail well. I just wish Graupner would do a little better job on their manuals, and quality control.
Krick has done a fine job with the RO-Marin kits, hope they keep it up. Part of the reason I like German kit manufacturers so much is a bit of nostalgia, I was stationed at Ramstein AB from 1988 to 1992, I have fond memories of building kits from Robbe, Graupner and Krick when I was stationed there. Anyhow, back to the new Graupner kits...I feel your pain.