|The Gremyashchy class (Project 20385) corvette from
the Russian Navy, was developed by the Central Marina Design Bureau in
St. Petersburg, and it’s an improved version of the Steregushchy class
(Project 20380) corvette with greater dimensions and displacement, improved
habitability for extended operational range, capacity to launch cruise
missiles (SS-N-27 or SS-N-26), and better equipped with electronics and
The distinctive integrated stealth mast include the radar system with increased ability to detect and track air and sea targets, providing advance stealth technology in order to reduce the ships radar signature, as well as improved acoustic, infrared, magnetic and visual signature.
The construction has suffered huge delays, and currently only Gremyashchy (510) is under construction. This might be a single ship class.
|The kit provided by Gwylan Models includes:
|This kit is cast as a single piece waterline resin hull,
with excellent and complete molded details in a very smooth surface, with
air vents, hangar door, watertight doors, among others details accurately
represented, namely the VLS cells located at the hull and stern of the
As mentioned above, being a waterline model, it means the quick works (immersed part of the hull) are not represented.
|The main resin sprue includes the necessary parts to apply on the hull,
|A second resin sprue includes the frame of the Ka-27 and Ka-31 helicopters with an amazing level of detail.|
|For the Hull:
|For the Helicopters Ka-27 and Ka-31:
|The decal sheet provides hello deck marking as well as the pennant number (510) and the hull ship name in Cyrillic for the first vessel of this class (???????? / Gremyashchy).|
|A normal single page, fairly simple, pointing in a very clear way the correct location of all parts as well as the correct order to build and finish this model.|
|Although no specific colors references are mentioned in the instructions
sheet, I would recommend WEM Russian Baltic Fleet Grey M20 for the hull
and remaining “vertical” surfaces. Regarding the decks, the standard Russian
red brick color seems to be abandoned to the detriment of a medium gray
color. Perhaps Vallejo Color 868 Dark Sea Green could be an interesting
alternative to paint the decks of this model.
This is the scheme applied to the "new generation" of Russian warships namely, Project 11356 - Admiral Grigorovich Class Frigate and Project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov Class Frigate (already announced by Gwylan Models as the next project to be released soon).
To represent the water line, I suggest a white thin decal stripe and Vallejo Color 982 Cavalry Brown for the hull red color below the white water line decal mentioned.
A nicely detailed and pretty straightforward building model with an interesting set of PE parts as well as 2x helicopters (ka-27 and Ka-31) with PE parts that includes folded and unfolded Rotor Blades and landing gear.
The 8x VLS Cells for the cruise missiles located at the bow and the 2x8 VLS cells for the SAM Missiles placed at the stern, as well as other details, are very detailed and moulded/cast in the main resin hull.
Also very appreciated and welcome by the modellers are the folded and unfolded main rotor blades for the Ka-27 and K-31 helicopters included which are nicely detailed and accurate.
If you’re looking for the first resin model to build, this kit must be on your short list.
As for the addicted of modern warships models of the Russian Navy, this is a must have kit and Gwylan Models deserves congratulations for producing and releasing such a nice and complete kit.
For all other modellers, you can’t miss the change of having this model in your 1/700 fleet.
It’s a great kit, highly recommended!
Models is now a relevant and needful player among the modeller ship community
around the world, producing fantastic models at a very nice price and quality,
providing hours of enjoyment to the modellers willing to build modern warships
models at 1/700 scale.
Looking forward to see next Gwylan Models project: Project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov Class Frigate of the Russian Navy!
This model is available for £25,00 (aprox. 32,00€) at Gwylan Models.
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