MT Miniatures 1/700 HMS Conqueror review
Reviewed Ju;y 2016
by Abram Joslin

HMS Conqueror (nickname "Conks") was a Churchill-class nuclear-powered fleet submarine that served in the Royal Navy from 1971 to 1990. She was built by Cammell Laird in Birkenhead (the only British nuclear fleet submarine not to be built at Barrow-in-Furness). She is the only nuclear-powered submarine known to have engaged an enemy ship with torpedoes, sinking the cruiser General Belgrano with two Mark 8 torpedoes during the 1982 Falklands War.
Conqueror was the third submarine of her class, following on from the earlier Churchill and Courageous. The submarines were designed to face the Soviet threat at sea by attacking other ships and submarines, and spying on Soviet nuclear-armed submarine movements.
-History from Wikipedia.
As mentioned above the kit is three different pieces, but once finished will only use two of those pieces. Everything is cast in white metal, which looks pretty decent, but made me feel like I was dealing with an older kit. Once you remove the packing foam from the forward hull you discover what I believe is part of the sensor array. The foam was an excellent way to protect this fragile piece. The sails provided give you two versions to build, one with periscopes and one without. Click images
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The instructions included with the kit are two pictures of the assembled model, one showing the sail with periscopes, and one showing without.
The kit comes packaged in a plastic bag and consists of three pieces, the hull, and two sail versions. The sails are in their own bag and the forward part of the hull has a piece of packing foam taped around it.
All in all I feel that this kit would be a great addition to anyone’s Royal Navy fleet. A simple kit, but a good representation of a Churchill class submarine.

For details see the MT Miniatures website for details.