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Royal Navy WWII 32 Cutter
Admiralty Model Works Royal Navy WWII 32 Cutter
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by: Scott Espin [ SPIFF ]


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Model Shipwrights

The Set...

This resin and photo-etch set from Admiralty Model Works contains four Royal Navy World War II 32 Cutters. They are appropriate for use on a variety of British World War II Destroyers, Cruisers, Battlecruisers and Battleships.

The cutters are beautifully cast with very crisp details. There are internal details with the matting on the floor of the stern and a slot for the photo-etch support for the seat slats in the middle. The photo etch fret features a single piece for all the upper boards with the seat slats etched in relief, the rudder and the center support piece. There is a large casting block on the bottom of each boat which tapers down to a fine edge along the keel which should make it relatively easy to separate and clean up.

The directions, located on the back of the package tab consist of a gray scale image with the photo etch parts shone in a gold color. While the directions are small, you can clearly see where the gunwale/slats, propellers and rudder are attached.

The craftsmanship is extraordinary and each is a mini kit unto itself. I highly recommend these 32 Cutters to those of you who love to detail your 1/700 scale World War II Royal Navy warships.
SUMMARY
Highs: Excellent castings, crisp details, photo-etch parts
Lows: none
Verdict: Excellent detail set for your WWII Royal Navy ships, highly recommended
Percentage Rating
96%
  Scale: 1:700
  Mfg. ID: 700/513
  Suggested Retail: $8.00 US
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  PUBLISHED: Mar 18, 2011
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 90.31%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 94.00%

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About Scott Espin (Spiff)
FROM: NEVADA, UNITED STATES

I have been an avid student of military history for over 35 years, especially World War II with my focus mostly on German military equipment (tanks and aircraft). I'm especially interested in anything relating to the Eastern Front and North Africa. My Dad ignited my passion for modeling when I...

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Comments

great little reviews of all of these AMW products reasonable priced too thanks!
MAR 23, 2011 - 04:31 AM
Thank you James. These are really nice sets and I can't wait to use some of them on my upcoming build of the HMS Renown.
MAR 25, 2011 - 04:32 AM
Hi Jim Colin Swager from New Zealand here. All the various boats that you have shown from Admiralty Model works look fantastic but are all in 1/700 scale . I am enbarking on a Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Hood and would love to get some quality boats to augument this kit. Do you know of anyone who might produce RN cutters, launches and motor boats in 1/350 scale. Kind regards Colin
MAR 31, 2011 - 08:50 AM
Hello Colin, Admiralty Model Works also has many of these in 1/350 scale. Here is a link to their 1/350 scale items. http://www.admiraltymodelworks.com/index.php/1/350th-Accessories/View-all-products.html
MAR 31, 2011 - 09:45 AM
thanks very much for the info Jim. Good modelling
MAR 31, 2011 - 01:51 PM
   

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