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Merit 1/72 Osa I Class Missile Boat 67201
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PostPosted: January 4th, 2018, 3:54 pm 
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As requested here is an in box review of the Merit 1/72 Osa I Class Missile Boat

Nice full box on opening. Typical Eastern compartments to reduce movement of parts, frames mostly individually wrapped, deck also wrapped in foam. Separate box for smaller parts.

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Instruction booklet and paint plan, pretty standard

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Hull and deck. Some deck fittings moulded on, in this scale I think they could have been separate for added depth but not the end of the world

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Parts for the missile launch tubes

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Adequate detail inside but if you want them open there are 4 ejection marks to fill on each part. Not difficult, and as you can tell not too easy to see.

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Four identical frames for the SS-N-2 Styx (P-15 Termit) missiles and stanchions for the deck.

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More launch tube parts.

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A few more launch tube parts and the five part stand.

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Two identical frames for the AK-230 twin 30mm CIWS and very nice they look too.

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Mast, deck fittings, rudder and screws.

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Even more deck fittings plus parts to make the MR-104 Rys (Drum Tilt) fire control radar for the AK-230 and mast fittings.

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Deckhouse parts.

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Now the box. Not a lot in here really but it does protect it.

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Anchor chain, some wire, 3 metal prop shafts and an etched fret.

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A second etched fret, glazing, and a decal sheet consisting of two flags and some generic hull numbers.

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Overall a very complete looking kit. One omission is the multitude of hand and foot holds that go up the deckhouse. Strange as they provide those that go up the mast. Not a real problem as brass rod will fix that. Looking forward to starting this now.

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Nice review Kit; thanks for posting. Another one for the wishlist!

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Thanks for the review it looks a lovely kit plus you get four small a/c to build as well :ha: :ha: :ha:

All we now need is a 1/72 Wasp with two AS12 missiles on :-D

This would make a nice r/c conversation 8-)

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splash wrote:
Thanks for the review it looks a lovely kit plus you get four small a/c to build as well :ha: :ha: :ha:

All we now need is a 1/72 Wasp with two AS12 missiles on :-D

This would make a nice r/c conversation 8-)


Well unfortunately Freightdog have cancelled their planned resin Wasp.

Reason being two (Yes TWO ) 1/72 injection Wasps are slated for release this year :party and a 1/48 Wasp, and a 1/35 Scout. Starting to save now

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