HMCS Kootenay (ex-
The kit is supposed to represent her in 1944. Unfortunately this is not quite true. There were small hedgehog launchers on either side of ‘A’ gun but they are not provided. Also there is no HF/DF aerial in the PE fret, so I had to put the 291 radar there as opposed to the top of the main mast. The gun shields for the 4.7's were also PE, but were completely featureless, so I used some resin ones I had in my spare box. They were not cast very well, but they were better than what was provided. Also not provided were enough carley floats. The instructions called for 12, with only 8 in the kit.
The kit was originally full hull and when I received it, it had been mostly w/l'd.
I put it on a belt sander to finish the job. I do not recommend this method for
the feint of heart or those of you that do not have a steady hand. (The kits can
be provided as full-
Bottom line. There certainly is not the quality of today's injection molded kits here and this is not a starter kit. Unless you have had previous experience with resin kits or just experience in model building in general, this kit is not for you. This is for experienced builders only. But in spite of the shortcomings, I was quite happy with it when it was done.
As an aside, I rigged it with a product called E-
Below: the ship’s namesake, a member of the ‘Restigouche’ Class.