Atlantic Models review
Reviewed December 2015
by Timothy Dike

The old  Airfix 1/600 scale kit of HMS Leander has been around for long time. Well that kit is a bit dated it is still reasonably accurate and provides a good platform to build upon.  All that is needed is a good aftermarket upgrades that.  This one from Atlantic models is perfect for the job.
A single photo which Fred is included relief etched to enhance the otherwise flat details.  New railings and platforms are included.  New propeller blades will allow you to replace the thick and crude ones in the plastic kit.  Boat davits and helicopter details are among the other items on this fret.
 New radar antenna assemblies are included, not just for the Leander class but also for the Dutch and Australian versions using the Hollands LW-02 Radar antenna.
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The instructions or actually one of the best features of a set.  They are extensively illustrated and shows step by step how the details are applied and precisely where they go.  Please take a little time to review them to see some the details but I failed to mention here.

The old Airfix kit is a favorite among Royal Navy fans.  It's nice to see it getting a little attention in the aftermarket realm.  This new set will breathe new life into a very old kit.

This is kit #ATEM 60002  HMS Leander Detail Set is priced at £9.50 + Postage or about $14.18 US at today's exchange rate.. Thanks to Atlantic Models for this review sample.