|The Russian Type D submarines were long range ocean going
patrol type subs. They were a new design that improved on the earlier Type
C class. Only 6 were built but they served well beyond the World War Two
era. They are:
Combrig has chosed this obscure sub as the subject of one of their latest releases.
|Instead of a two piece hull, there are two separate hull options provided. A full hull and a waterline option. This saves the modeler a lot of time as you no longer have a long seam to fill if you choose the full hull option. The casting on this kit is pretty good and the detailing is nice. I have no real references for this class of sub so I can not comment on accuaracly except to say it looks like the photo's I have seen. The conning tower walls have a scale appearing thickness and surface detail is pretty good for such a simple kit.||
|The propellers, rudder, and bow and tail planes are all cast in resin. The deck guns and other details are pretty well done and the periscopes are very delicate.|
|The instructions are basic (and in Russian), but this kit
is so simple, you will not have a hard time figuring out where everything
goes by referencing the exploded views.
There is no photo etch included in this kit.
If you have never attempted a resin kit, this would be a good one to start out with. This kit is listed for $12.00 in the latest Pacific Front Update making it a real bargain and hard to pass up. The inclusion of two separate hulls makes it a real bargin. Thanks to Pacific Front Hobbies for the review sample.