ON THE SHELF MARITIME KITS

FULL-HULL SUB-HUNTER

1/700

Russian Navy Missile Destroyer

By: Pit-Road/Skywave

Item no: M45

Price: US $31.59

Web: www.platz-hobby.com

Modellers with long memories will remember Pit-Road/Skywave’s 1/700 Soviet maritime kits, which for their time (mid-1990s) were cutting-edge products. Fast forward two decades and they’ve made an overdue return; its Udaloy has been re-boxed with two new runners to update the weapons/sensors and provide an option for a full-hull as well as waterline configuration. It has aged well; there is no sign of flash, and the detail is moulded crisply, notably on the hangar exterior and bow section, while the new Runner B provides a bonus BMP-2 and submersible. Note, a full radar suite is offered, but most Udaloys carried either none or just one Cross Swords radar for its SA-N- 9 Gauntlet missiles. Six schemes are supplied, catering for five vessels:

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