has continued on with the Tribal Class Destroyer by releasing the HMCS Huron in 1/350 scale. The HMCS Huron, a Canadian Tribal Class destroyer, was launched in June 1942 and served the Royal Canadian Navy during World War 2 and the Korean War. The ship was moved into reserve in 1963, and finally scrapped in August 1965.
In the box you will find the following:
- 7 – plastic sprues
- 1 – full piece hull
- 1 – fret of photo-etched
- 1 – decal sheet
- 1 – colored paint and marking reference
- 1 – set of instructions
This is the second ship in the British designed Tribal Class destroyers from Trumpeter
, and also the second model of the HMSC Huron, the first in 1/700 scale. Looking over the 1/350 scale release, I am very impressed with the plastic moldings. The kit is molded in grey plastic, and I did not find any flash, sink marks, or ejector marks that will show after completion, with the exception of the display stand. The detail is very well done, and very nice of Trumpeter
to protect some of the finer parts by wrapping that section of the sprue in foam. The moldings are very crisp, and the detail parts, some very fine, look great.
While the kit does includes the original sprue from the HMS Eskimo kit, Trumpeter
has added a new sprue to match the Canadian superstructure. Looking at the parts, this release will allow the builder to more accurately model the Canadian line of Tribal Class destroyers, as it also provides the raised gun platform on the rear superstructure.
The inclusion of photo-etched parts for the radar mast will add to the great looking detail. While some parts are very small, this may not be a great kit for beginners. One small sheet of decals is included, with marking for only the HMCS Huron and her G24 number.
The instructions look to be well laid out, and should be easy to follow for assembly. A color painting and marking page is included showing the grey on grey camouflage pattern.
A small stand is included with the kit, bearing the HMCS Huron name in raised letters. The inner faces of the stand do include ejector pin marks that might want to be filled and cleaned prior to painting for some.
This looks to another great looking Tribal Class destroyer from Trumpeter
in 1/350, and should definitely appeal to fans of the Royal Canadian Navy. The kit looks to be very well done, with some great looking detail. I highly recommend this kit.