Encore Models USS Olympia Kit, Premium Edition

Encore Models USS Olympia Kit, Premium Edition

  • Plastic is from the classic Revell mold
  • Completed kit is approximately 17.8″ long
  • 1/232 Scale Warship

1/232 Scale. Premium version. United States Navy protected cruiser and Commodore Dewey’s flagship at the pivotal battle of Manila Bay in her 1898 fit. Kit features 2-piece full hull, deck with fine raised plank texture, highly detailed superstructure, ship’s boats, comprehensive deck fittings, display stand, printed paper flag sheet, resin parts (screws and stern torpedo tube cap), anchor chain plus extensive photo-etch enhancements (including railings for all deck levels, pilot house, bilge kee

List Price: $ 99.99

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  1. 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Updated Revell Kit, July 16, 2012
    By 
    P. Schumacher (atlanta, GA United States) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    = Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Encore Models USS Olympia Kit, Premium Edition (Toy)
    This is the old Revell kit with some added, photo-etched brass parts, and a few resin parts thrown in. The ship hull has Revell stamped on it, and the stand is stamped Revell Copyright 1982.

    It is quite a nice kit, and can be entirely finished using only the original (plastic) parts.

    The added, brass-sheet parts include handrailings, swivel-gun covers, wheelhouse, etc. These parts are nice, but there are plastic parts for all those assemblies.

    For my part, I have trouble with the brass parts, and I used all-plastic.

    And I can’t see the point of the resin parts at all: the props, a section of the bow, etc.

    The kit builds into a very long ship (18″), and looks beautiful. It comes battleship gray (the Spanish American War color–the one on the box), but I painted it brilliant white, red, buff, and black (peacetime colors). The color scheme makes it.

    One caveat: the instructions are a paste-up job–the original drawings for the plastic parts, with photo inserts and words for the brass pieces. There are LOTS of mistakes with the inserts–mislabeling of parts, misnumbering of photos, etc.

    Unless you are a fanatic for brass parts, save yourself $30 and go with the NON-Premium, regular kit.

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