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USS Kearsarge LPD-3

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USS Kearsarge...

Subject: USS Kearsarge
MFG: Hobby Boss
Scale: 1/700
Medium: Plastic/PE

This is an absolutely beautiful offering from Hobby Boss which includes a basic Photo Etch enhancement package as well as clear plastic aircraft allowing for clear cockpit glass on the finish model. I also used the aftermarket brass set for the USS Tarawa for much of the other railings etc. this ship has so much railing, I actually went through two and half sets of the brass railings to go around all the parts of the ship where necessary. The kit included a detailed decal set and a full color paint and decal placement guide. Molding was crisp and quite detailed. Very little clean up was necessary and all the parts fit well. Which, of course, is all we ever ask in kits right?

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About the Author

About David J. Salvin (djandj)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

I began building models at the age of 8. Stopped for college and law school and came back to the hobby after an 18 year intermission. Having built most everything from space ships to full-rigged sailing ships, I have returned to my first love - 1/700 military shipping. Modeling is just one of m...


Comments

Did the kearsarge change designation recently? When I was aboard her, it was. LHD
OCT 12, 2013 - 09:37 AM
The USS Kearsarge is LHD 3. LPD 3 is the USS La Salle (changed to AGF 3 in 1972)
DEC 29, 2013 - 01:19 PM