With the increasing number of new releases of modern Russian/Soviet warship designs in 1:350 scale, Lion Roar has issued a new two fret set of photo-etch, which contains exclusively Russian radar arrays. In Lion Roar set LE350016 both frets are in stainless steel, with intricate photo-etch parts. Some involve simple attachment to the applicable plastic part of the kit but more are intricate arrays, involving multiple parts and folding of the photo-etch. In any event, any modeler with any experience will already know that photo-etch radar arrays are far superior to solid plastic parts found in kits.
Fret A is the larger
fret and contains 33 parts. This fret contains the larger arrays. Included are
one top pair array composed of five parts; one Head Light array of seven parts;
two Strut Pair radar with five parts each; one Top Steer Array with six parts;
and one Front Door C Radar of two parts.
The smaller fret
contains the following: six Pop Group radars; four Palm Frond arrays of two
pieces; one Top Plate array of six parts; one Plate Steer array of four parts;
and four Cross Sword radars. Additionally this set contains four DF loops of
four parts each. One sheet of back-printed instructions completes the outfit.
If you are looking
to replace clunky radars without paying the big price of a total ensemble
dedicated photo-etch fret, Lion Roar
set LE350016 may be just what the
doctor ordered. With radars and nothing but radars the set provides the most
crucial photo-etch replacement parts that you would need.