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First Look: 1:700 Scale USS Constitution

bobspruster writes:

Dan Cyr, I wondered the same thing. 1/600 would have worked well with 3mms figs. I wonder if the sails are back printed…?


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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian writes:

Today, let's take a look at one of the larger Black Seas ships, produced in a resin-and-metal kit:

USS Constitution box

Opening the box, and out come the contents:

USS Constitution box contents
Thanks, Ronnie!

The bubblewrap resealable pouch contains the model itself:

USS Constitution pouch contents

A resin hull and a ziploc baggie with metal parts.

USS Constitution resin hull

The resin hull looks error-free on first glance.

USS Constitution hull bottom

The rest of the parts are in that ziplog baggie…

USS Constitution metal parts baggie

…which (as you might expect) are masts, anchors and ship's boats.

USS Constitution metal parts

Also in the box is a sheet of instructions (the flip side contains standard instructions about resin kits – you know it's boilerplate because it mentions tank tracks!).

USS Constitution instruction sheet

And a baggie with a spool of thread (for rigging).

USS Constitution rigging thread

Then there's the usual resealable plastic bag of stuff:

USS Constitution bag of stuff

The bag contains a flagsheet, a sheet of sails, a wake marker, acetate ratlines, and a datacard.

USS Constitution flags sails, ratlines and card

Since the kit provides no instructions for how to use the flags, ratlines and sails, or how to paint the model, it would be nice in the future if the company mentioned to check their website for this information. (But I suppose gamers will figure that out anyway…)