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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:17 am 
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Here's my out-of-the-box build of the Chinese PLA Navy destroyer "Lanzhou" from the S-model styrene kit. Though a PE set was provided, I decided not to use it, and used styrene strips to replace PE or damaged/lost parts, such as the jackstaff.

I took photos of the model alongside my previous builds of the carrier Liaoning and the Japanese destroyer Kongo for comparison purposes.

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I've been eyeing this kit as it may go well with the Sphryna/Flyhawk PLAN 055. Do you think the detail is consistent between S-Model and Flyhawk? I've bought all the S-Model Beiyang Fleet models and am impressed with their detail (and inclusion of PE and brass). What is your impression of this model - did you like it's detail - is it authentic and complete - did it go together well - any problems whatsoever?
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drasticplastic wrote:
I've been eyeing this kit as it may go well with the Sphryna/Flyhawk PLAN 055. Do you think the detail is consistent between S-Model and Flyhawk? I've bought all the S-Model Beiyang Fleet models and am impressed with their detail (and inclusion of PE and brass). What is your impression of this model - did you like it's detail - is it authentic and complete - did it go together well - any problems whatsoever?
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My impression of the model is that it is complete and seems accurate for me, though I would have preferred more decal options that would have allowed me to use decals for other members of the class, as opposed to just the class leader Lanzhou. As I said it includes a PE set including railings, but I didn't use it for this build.

Other than that, I'm sorry I don't have a point of reference to compare as I don't have a Flyhawk kit. This is only my first S-model kit.

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Looks nice, a nice looking ship too. Is that the Trumpeter Type 001 btw? Looks nicely done, what I was asking myself are these lines decals or painted?

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Thanks! Sounds good to me. As a matter of interest, apart from the railings, what else is included on the PE fret? Unfortunately, the Sphryna Type 055 includes no PE at all.
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IJNfan wrote:
Is that the Trumpeter Type 001 btw?
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It's my build of the Chinese carrier Liaoning. The deck markings are decals.

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drasticplastic wrote:
Thanks! Sounds good to me. As a matter of interest, apart from the railings, what else is included on the PE fret? Unfortunately, the Sphryna Type 055 includes no PE at all.
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Hello Drastic,

Sorry for the late reply to this post. Yes, the PE set did come with the kit and here's a picture of it below beside the PE section instructions. As you can see it includes more than just railings:

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That's good! - measured railings. Seems to have a lot of common components to the 055 class. That should make it easier sourcing appropriate PE for the 055. I ordered the S-Model 52C from China shortly after my last reply so all I have to do now is wait...and wait!
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