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1/700 Evgeny Kocheshkov
1/700 Evgeny Kocheshkov Russian Navy Zubr Class LCAC
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by: Harry [ HARRY_AT_BFM ]

History

Evgeny Kocheshkov is a Zubr class LCAC operated by the Russian Navy Baltic Fleet. This resin kit contains parts to make one model, including decals, etched brass details and paint mask templates. Decals and instructions are provided to represent Evgeny Kocheshkov or her sister ship Mordovia.

The Zubr Class air cushioned land craft (NATO name "Pomornik") is currently the largest operational hovercraft in the world. The class is currently in service with the Russian Navy, Ukrainian Navy, Greek Hellenic Navy and Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy. The hovercraft is designed to land infantry, vehicles and armour ashore as well as provide fire support for those units. Armed with two AK-630 Gatling guns, two Ogon rocket launchers and four Strela man portable anti-aircraft/anti-personnel missile launchers stored in lockers on the bridge wings, these vessels are capable of defending themselves against various threats as well as possessing potent offensive capabilities. Therefore, this class is an effective and versatile assault craft, able to travel in shallow or hazardous waters to deliver a sizeable strike force.

Evgeny Kocheshkov Russian Navy Zubr Class LCAC


This kit features an all resin hull and fittings sprue, a complete brass photo etch detail fret and a sheet of waterslide decals with comprehensive printed assembly and painting instructions. Model length: 3 inch Approx.

Conclusion


This is a very highly detailed kit!
Kit includes 21 finely detailed resin parts, one decal set and one sheet of photo etch.

I will be entering my Evgeny Kocheshkov LACAC at our Oct 21, High-Plains IPMS contest.
SUMMARY
Highs: Highly detailed resin kit. Just a little jewel!
Lows: None
Verdict: Great kit if you want to try a resin model for the first time. Super detailers can really go to town on this kit.
Percentage Rating
100%
  Scale: 1:700
  Mfg. ID: GM700-03
  Suggested Retail: 22.00 USD
  Related Link: BattleFleet Models
  PUBLISHED: Aug 07, 2017
  NATIONALITY: Russia
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 95.83%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 100.00%

About Harry (Harry_at_BFM)
FROM: COLORADO, UNITED STATES

I am retired and started BattleFleet Models (BFM) in 2003. A small resin ship and accessories company. Dealing in 1/700 and 1/350 Auxiliary Ships and Docks. I scratch build all of the masters, except for the masters given to me by my fellow ship enthusiasts. I have advertised on ModelShipWright...

Copyright 2017 text by Harry [ HARRY_AT_BFM ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Model Shipwrights. All rights reserved.


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Comments

I forgot to mention in the review I used White Ensign M13 Russian Navy Deck Red, M20 Russian Baltic Fleet Gray. I have photos of the build, if there is an interest, I will be happy to submit a build article. And do not forget, if you live in Colorado or the surrounding states the High Plains Model Show and Contest is October 21, this year. Here is a link to the site: Club website and directions: LINK
AUG 07, 2017 - 09:16 AM
I bought one from Harry a little while ago. Great kit, excellent building with no problems.
AUG 08, 2017 - 07:38 AM
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