1/700 Lion Roar WW2
US Navy Barges YF390 & YF959

Reviewed by
Timothy Dike

When you study photos of any shipyard, you will see among the ships, a variety of barges tied up alongside them. These come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Some like these new Lionroar examples included structures built on them housing workships and warehouses that could be moved alongside which ever ship needed the work.

The main hull are cast as one piece parts with flat decks and the only flash along the waterline. Bits are cast on both barges to allow them to be tied up to the dock.  Click to enlarge
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The photo etch is what really makes this kit with two nicely detailed frets. Each one feaures relief etching to make the siding and corregated roofing stand out. Doors are made separely so they can be positioned open or closed.
Instructions are two pages each devoted to the assembly of one barge. They are nicely illustraded and easy to follow. 
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Click to enlargeThis should prove to be a pretty popular set among the diorama builders. Check out this and other Lion Roar sets at your favorite retailer. You can find out more at the Lion Roar website

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