As I have not heard of this brand before I though it may be the same for others so thought i would share some photos and my thoughts. This is my first ever review so feel free to leave your thoughts good or bad, im not afraid of constructive criticism. Here goes.........
On opening the fairly sturdy box which has a slide off lid design, you are greeted with an abundance of plastic, photoetch, brass parts, a busy instruction manual, a tiny decal sheet and a nice little cardboard print of the box art that has some history of the POW on the reverse.
The wooden effect deck was bought seperately as was the stamp of HMS Sennen. The story of this is in a previous post.
This is a full hull version of the ship but does give you the option to build it as a waterline model. The deck has good crisp details, the anchor chain is very defined to the naked eye.
The bottom part is accompanied with a weight to give extra sturdiness to a waterline build.
The chimneys display some extremly fine and crisp riveting detail.
If you didnt want to use the brass barrels the plastic parts are not a bad alternative. Clean moulding with drilled out barrels.
Clean moulding again
Crisp detail on the gun mounts little to no flash.
Was very impressed with these guns. I think its a very good mould for such a small scale. There is a little flash on all of these guns at the tip of the barrel but the naked eye will not see it.
Again impressed withthe aircraft parts. The wing detail is clean with good panel lines. I think this could be made to look very good. Again this is quality detail for a 1/700th model.
The next few photos try to display the the clenliness of the mould and detail achieved by Flyhawk.
The life boats are worth zooming in on.
Every effort has been made to protect fragile parts using this cage type system.
Riveting detail again. The tiniest flash which again i only saw with help from the camera zoom.
Particularly impressed with the propeller blade. Every ship I have built has always suffered with horrible flash on the propellers but not here.
Finally the brass barrels and the tiny bits are the ventilation ducts.
I am very very impressed with this kit. Very very little flash, all details are crisp, precise And to my eye in scale. There are some very small items that had detached from the main sprue which is something to look out for. The instructions are very very busy but after a couple of read throughs it does make sense. A lot of patience, concentration and time is going to be needed to complete this what I think is a beautiful kit. It cost me about £36 for the kit and then maybe a tenner for the wooden effect decking so not a bad price in my opinion for a very detailed and well designed version of the POW. She will be coming back to Brize Norton with me on Wednesday and will be started around June/July time. Hopefully you have enjoyed the photos and I have not waffled too much. If you want more photos of the spures let me know and I will sort it for you.
Remember, feedback is welcome.
Thanks for looking and take care,