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First Look Review
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USS Sturgeon (SSN 637)
USS Sturgeon Class Full Resin Kit, 1/700 Scale
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by: peter fulgoney [ PETERF ]


Originally published on:
Model Shipwrights

"This "First Look" style review is of OKB Grigorov Models, Bulgaria, 1/700 scale full resin kit, USS Sturgeon (SSN 637)."

USS Sturgeon SSN 637 is the larger of the duo and is noted as the “workhorse” of the US Navy’s attack submarines from 1963 – 1975. 37 of them were built, and they are distinguished by there “side” mounted torpedo tubes with the entire bow being dedicated to sonar technology. She was decommissioned in 1995.

This 1/700 scale full hull resin kits, and come with parts to complete the coning tower fins, and screw (in photo-etch) assembly. Also included is a resin stand to display the model in the full hull version.

The instructions are therefore very straight forward to understand, and a 3 dimensional perspective view is shown of the hull, and parts assembly, with a side elevation, and picture of the subject at sea together with a short history.

The casting is similar to the OKB Grigorov Fort Drum kit using the same sandy colored resin to produce a flawless hull with some detail included.

There are no painting instructions, however, a quick Google will provide some ideas, and we think the “black” hull at this scale should be WEM tyre black with a rust color to the underside of the hull.

Periscopes are not provided but these should be easy enough to manufacture if required, and painted in the recommended camo schemes – again net reference should be the key to any queries.

SUMMARY
This "First Look" style review is of OKB Grigorov Models, Bulgaria, 1/700 scale full resin kit, USS Sturgeon (SSN 637).
Percentage Rating
85%
  Scale: 1:700
  Mfg. ID: 700 003
  Suggested Retail: 11 Euros
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  PUBLISHED: May 28, 2010
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.50%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 86.25%

About peter fulgoney (peterf)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST, UNITED KINGDOM

Copyright ©2019 text by peter fulgoney [ PETERF ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.



   

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