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HMCS Huron
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by: Kevin Brant [ SGTRAM ]


Originally published on:
Model Shipwrights

Introduction


Trumpeter 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.

Contents


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

Review

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.

Conclusion

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.

SUMMARY
Highs: Great looking crisp molded detail, inclusion of photo-ecthed parts
Lows: Markings for only one ship
Verdict: Great looking kit, looking forward to building it. Highly recommended
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:350
  Mfg. ID: 05333
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  PUBLISHED: Mar 03, 2014
  NATIONALITY: Canada
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.35%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 84.63%

About Kevin Brant (SgtRam)
FROM: ONTARIO, CANADA

I am an IT Consultant and father, with a passion for plastic models. I mostly prefer 1/35 Armor and 1/48 Aircraft. My main interests are anything Canadian, as well as WW2 German and British Armor and Aircraft. I have been building models since I was a young kid, got away from it for awhile, but r...

Copyright 2017 text by Kevin Brant [ SGTRAM ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of TankRat's. All rights reserved.


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