|This is one of the Original Resin kits by Classic Warships. It is now out of production but sometimes shows up on E-bay and at local swap meets. So here's what's in the box:|
|The hull is pretty well cast with a fair amount of detail. The kit has quite a bit of excess resin at the base of the hull, but at least it's in an area where it is easy to remove.|
|Superstructure parts are pretty basic, but look accurate compared to drawings of the Detroit in 1945. These parts are cast on a resin base that is overly thick, but typical of early resin kits. The funnels, turrets and other parts are cast in metal and will need a little cleanup. You will need parts from a Skywave weapons set to supply the secondary weapons.|
|Instructions are very basic and only include a few notes
and a plan and profile drawing.
All in all, this was a pretty nice kit in it's day. Early resin kit makes were just producing the basic parts to allow modelers to have a good starting point. If you find this kit online, don't bid too much as there a much better version of the Detroit still in production by Corsair Armada. But if you find it on sale somewhere it wouldn't be a bad acquisition if you are prepared to do a little work.