|The Battleship Queen was a member of the London Class of 1904. She was built at Devonport Dockyard and laid down in 1901 and completed in 1904. The Queen served with the Mediterranean Fleet until 1908 when she was transferred to the Atlantic Fleet. She Joined the 3rd battle squadron in May 1912, later transferring to the 5th battle squadron. When the first World War broke out she was assigned to patrol the Channel. She participated in the bombardment of the Belgium coast in 1914. Later she was transferred to the Dardanelles in March 1915 and supported the Anzac landings. She was again transferred, this time to the Adriatic. She became a base ship at Taranto until the end of the war. She was scrapped in 1920 as she was badly outclassed by newer generations of ships such as the HMS Dreadnought.|
|The Hull on this kit is well cast, clean and crisp with no defects noted. The deck is nicely planked and surface detail is very good. I was a bit disappointed by the cast on anchor chain though.||
|Superstructure parts are cast on a thin resin wafer and
are well done. The bridge structures have some pretty thin splinter shields
and windows are cast open for a very realistic effect. The deck level is
pretty flat for a large thin part. Usually parts like these are prone to
|WEAPONS AND SMALL AND DETAILS|
|The main guns with their unique shape are nicely cast and
have plenty of surface detail included. The gun barrels are pretty good
for resin. The ships boats are really nice. The main launch has rudder
and propeller detail cast on. The boat davits are extremely fine.
| The small parts are very nice. The boat cradles,
searchlights, and mushroom vents are well cast. The mast poles are cast
in resin too. If you plan to add rigging you might want to replace them
with brass rod. You can use these for templates.
|The Instructions are front an back of a single sheet. Barely
adequate for a kit of this caliber.
This yet another great kit of a lesser known subject from Combrig. I wouldn't recommend this kit for a beginner, but any one who has tackled a resin kit or two will really enjoy this one.
This kit is listed on the Pacific Front Hobbies website for $35.00 (US), a great price for a ship of this size.