Airfix 1/600 Scale HMS Ajax
One of the early Airfix kits this is a good one. I have a mid
70s issue which is quite crisply moulded. Overall the level of detail is
greater than that in the Suffolk kit and less than in the KGV, Repulse
or Prinz Eugen kits. Details such as stanchions and masting are a little
overscale and would best be replaced with copper and brass wire respectively.
The 6" turrets are poorly shaped but useable (they could be replaced with
ones from the Nelson kit). The 4" shields look OK but its interesting
how these items are a different shape on every Airfix ship that carries
them. There are plenty of opportunities to add detail to this kit and it
along with the Suffolk kit could form the basis for a nice collection
of pre war British cruisers. Conversion of the Ajax kit to the Arethusa
class is even possible!