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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:30 pm 
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Thinks I like:
-Excellent PE sets, reminds me of the old WEM 1/600 sets by the same designer.
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-Decals. More of this sort of thing! Please do an extra print run for all those carriers in my stash…
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-Boats and airgroup, love the Wessex helos in particular.
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-Smaller resin parts
-95% of the hull. Straight, accurate in shape and good side detail.
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-95% of the island. Straight, accurate in shape and excellent side detail.
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Things that could be better;
-Flyco should have been a separate part as it is missing the typical overhang of the modernized window structure.
-The quarterdeck should not have been a separate part as it is almost impossible to fit to the rest of the hull. Mine has already been destroyed trying. Casting larger parts like these will always lead to small differences in form which will mean large gaps to fill. And anyone who has ever done a British carrier in ‘700 will know how much of the open quarter deck is visible once the project is finished.
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Overall verdict:
Best price-quality level of a resin carrier so far. Despite the ‘could be betters’ this is the kit to get.
Go and get one. All of you!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:37 pm 
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I ran out of attachments so this is a picture of the small parts.
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And this is the hull with my earlier Victorious.
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