|The Schleswig Holstein was a Hamburg
class destroyer in the German Navy. Originally built with a more conventional
this version of the Hamburg, these ships were upgraded with more modern
weapons and radar. These upgrades allowed these ships to serve well
into the 90's.
This new warship kit from Admiralty Model Works is another winner for Admiralty Model Works. Pavel Vacata is finally realizing his dreams of producing his own line of kits. This new kit is produced with state of the art tools and the results show.
|The waterline hull is cast with the superstructure in place. The detail is impressive with everything from bits and chock, to watertight doors and life raft canisters. The closed chocks are filled in and will look nice after opening up with a small drill bit. The main gun turret bases include some intricate bracing. Also impressive is the way the overhanging platforms are cast without flash.||
|FUNNELS, WEAPONS AND FITTINGS|
|As noted above there is no separate superstructure parts. The only structural parts to add are the funnels. These are cast with locator pins that match locations on hull. Gills are cast on and are so sharp that you will not need to do any drilling to get that 3D look.|
|Well registered decals are provided with numbers for all four ships
in this class. There are even full color ships
crests for each ship.
|A photo etch fret is included with relief etching to enhance the 3D
effect. There are radar assemblies and
latticework for the masts. Depth charge racks, anchor chain, and even cable reels. The only thing extra you will
need are some generic railings.
|The Instructions are among the most extensive I have seen
for a resin kit of this size. Well drawn and done in a logical step by
|:Another great product from Admiralty Model Works, proving that you can definitely expect more great work from them. Impressive casting, sharp detailing, nice decals, and relief etched brass fret, all add up to a state of the art kit that will allow you to build this German Cold War veteran in style. WOW.|