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REVIEW
LionRoar's RN O-Class PE Fret 1/700
goldenpony
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Zimbabwe
Joined: July 03, 2007
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Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 02:54 AM UTC
Ahoy Shipmates!

Shipmate Peter Fulgoney (peterf) brings us a First Look Review of LionRoar’s new Royal Navy O-Class Destroyer PE Fret in 1/700 scale.

Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Link to Item

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
MikeM
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Wales, United Kingdom
Joined: December 31, 2004
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Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 07:07 AM UTC
The Lion Roar fret is a great step forward in making it possible to get an accurate model from the Tamiya kit, but as Peter says surgery is still required. The hull is too short by a long way, and the bridge in the kit is poor, too small and badly shaped. Also the funnel shape is wrong at the bottom and I'm afraid the rear deckhouse is wrong too, the sides should be parallel not angled. So all in all a great step forward and brings an accurate model almost within reach but the deficiencies of the original still need significant correction if you want an accurate model.

Mike