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Modern Russian Warship Doors
North Star Models Set NS 700001, Modern Russian water and gastight doors
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by: SimonHeathwood [ REDDUSTER ]


Originally published on:
Model Shipwrights

Intro...

There are now quite a number of modern Russian warships available in plastic, and also in resin, some of which, apart from the usual radars / railings /cranes / masts / ladders provided on the ship specific sets could use a little help in the moulded detail area.
The set...

This Generic set comes on a single fret packaged in a zip lock bag backed with a piece of card printed with the North Star Models logo. There are no instructions included in the set, but then non are really needed, as it is just a matter of overlaying the kit detail with the appropriate etched door / hatch, or adding missing detail
The Fret...

The fret measures 95mm x 40mm and is packed with in excess of 300 doors and hatches ranging from full size doors measuring 2.5mm x 1mm in a number of styles, with portholes, without portholes, also full height narrow doors, again with and without portholes and hatches down to 1mm x 0.5mm, all with neatly etched details for handles / dogs / handwheels as appropriate. Each door / hatch has a single attachment to the fret, so cleaning up will be simple.
Conclusion...

A small but packed and well etched set that will be very useful for all builders of modern Russian warships.
SUMMARY
Highs: A good number of styles , enough for several vessels.
Lows: None really
Verdict: Great little set, the sort of thing that for builders of its genre can find a place for on their work bench.
Percentage Rating
96%
  Scale: 1:700
  Mfg. ID: NS 700001
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  PUBLISHED: Aug 28, 2011
  NATIONALITY: Russia
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 90.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 92.09%

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About SimonHeathwood (RedDuster)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST, UNITED KINGDOM

1961 Built, Served in the Merchant Navy as a Deck Cadet 1978-82 3/0 1982 made redundant, thence Plymouth Polythechnic 1982-85, Bsc In nautical science, been working shoreside in the Shipping Industry since then as Ship Operator / Broker. I have been building models since I was five, first model ...

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