· HMS PENNY WORT

MIRAGE HOBBY - 1:350

Kit Number: SERIA 8 - 350804
Scale: 1:350
Contents:
206 pieces molded in 3 grey plastic sprues; 1 PE set; 1 decal sheet
Dimensions:
Length: 18 cm.; Wide: 3 cm.; Height: 4 cm.

In this opportunity we bring to you a review of the English "Flower" class corvette, HMS Pennywort, in 1:350 scale thanks to Mirage Hobby that kindly provided us the kit to make this article. The model corresponds to a series of products based on this class of ships that this brand produces on the same scale. This one in particular has a detonator for magnetic mines, but otherwise it's similar to other corvettes of the class. The pieces of the kit, which are distributed in three injected gray plastic sprues, have a good level of detail and good quality tooling, not presenting burrs or injection marks in general. The photoetched parts only includes the ship's railings and some stairs. For those more advanced modelers who want to add more detail to the work we recommend the set No. 35171 from White Ensign Models, designed precisely for these kits. The decal sheet presents only the option for the HMS Pennywort (K-111), not including other numerals. Instructions developed in 26 steps are clear and described in Polish and English. Apart we find the color guide, with references to Vallejo and Lifecolor acrylics. Also, the sheet offers a small historical overview of the ship and tips for the correct assembly. The most interesting thing is that with this kit we can represent the corvette ARA República, which served in the Argentine Navy, for which it's necessary to make some minor modifications to match the model with the original. In conclusion, this is a good kit, and you can achieve an attractive result even with the out of the box assembly, with the possibility of adding aftermarket products if the modeler requires it.