HMS Warspite British Battleship

This is the 1/350 Scale Battleship HMS Warspite 1942 Plastic Model Kit by Trumpeter. Suitable for Ages 14 & Older

Trumpeter HMS Warspite British Battleship Plastic Model Military Ship 1/350 Scale #5325
 Trumpeter # tsm5325
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Trumpeter Item # tsm5325
Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/350
  • Length: 21.96" (558mm)
  • Beam: 3.24" (82.4mm)
  • Parts: 540+
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"Review of Trumpeter HMS Warspite (1942)"
I started the Trumpeter HMS Warspite (1942)(1/350 scale)(Model Number 05235) on 11/25/13 and completed it on 01/10/2014. Overall model was fun and fairly easy to assemble. I have evaluated the model on a scale of 1 -10 with one being the worst and ten being excellent. The model as it was out of the box I would rate as a 6. I have rated the model in three areas; overall detail, clarity of the written instructions (which includes ease of assembly) and the provided painting and marking guide. Detail: There were a number of detail parts that were very good. The metal etched pieces provided added a great deal of realism that I have not seen in many other out of the box models. The stern of the ship was very well done as were the 15 or so machine guns in the kit. There were two areas that were disappointing, the main guns and cranes. With the guns there was an option to either use main guns that could move up and down, as well as to transverse the hull or to use main guns that are static with the appearance of canvas covering the gun up to the turret and did not move up and down. I used the latter and was disappointed at the overall look. No matter how I adjusted the positioning of the guns into the turret they had a ‘V’ shape coming out of the turret. This was true of all four turrets. This looked very odd and unrealistic. The cranes provided with the kit were also disappointing. When assembled they look like a block of plastic with a stick attached. This was very distracting from the model’s appearance. Since the two parts I described above were so noticeable and detracted so much from the models overall appearance, I would rate the detail of the model as a 5 out of 10. Instructions: The instructions were easy to understand and follow. There were a few places where the pieces were not identified, indicated the wrong placement or misidentified parts. Example, on page 15 of the instructions it indicates a part will be found on the ‘K’ tree. However, there is no ‘K’ tree and it should have stated ‘N’ tree. The instructions on page 20 incorrectly show the placement of the rear stabilizer on the biplanes. I would rate the ease of assembly and clarity of the instructions an 8 out of 10. Painting and Marking Guide: The guide was fine and compared well with others I have used. There was a very complete list of colors with five different manufactures listed. I found it easy to follow and my final outcome was acceptable. The only issue I found was how they indicate combining paint to get a particular tint. In one place you were told to combine three different colors but not how much to use of each? I assumed that it was equal parts of each; I don’t believe you should have to assume. I would rate the color guide an 8 out of 10. So in conclusion on my scale I have rated Trumpeter HMS Warspite (1/350 scale) as a 6 out of 10. Bob P

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  • Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in grey, black and clear.
  • Hull split into two parts.
  • Deck wood pattern finely rendered.
  • Realistically detailed gun barrels with hollow ends made fro slide mould.
  • Two MK.1 aircraft included.
  • Photo-etched parts.
  • Display stand with nameplate included.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • Illustrated assembly instructions.


  • Scale: 1/350
  • Length: 21.96" (558mm)
  • Beam: 3.24" (82.4mm)
  • Parts: 540+


One plastic model


"Enjoyable build"
This model has many small parts that require plenty of attention, such as the anti-aircraft guns that need the protective shield attached to the gun, very small and easy to loose as they snap away from the parts rail and can take flight when cut. Be careful and you won't loose em. Some of the other smaller parts need to have the rail cut apart to separate the ones you need without breaking them, so it is best to sacrifice the parts rail vs breaking the delicate part you need in removal. One other reviewer, Bob, took over a month to build his Warspite, as did I it seemed. Plenty of patience is needed for this one and pay attention to the sequence of assembly as it is easy to get ahead of yourself if you skip around as I like to do, and have to backtrack in order to paint or install a small piece that went unnoticed from an earlier step. This was perhaps the most difficult 1/350 that I have built, and I've done a dozen others, but I enjoyed doing it and the result turned out pretty nice. I wish that the main guns elevated, but using the only good choice supplied in my kit with the blast bags meant that there would be no elevating them. I prefer the ability to elevate the big guns myself which many kits do provide. The five inch guns along the hull can be made to pivot, altho the instructions don't tell you so, so if you want that feature, you'll need to put them all in position before gluing the main deck in place with the small layered discs which hold the guns in place...rather complicated, but it can be done. She's pretty when finished, that is for sure.


Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please kee away from children 3 years of age and younger.

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