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HMS Illustrious 1/350 Scale
Even Her Majesties Seamen are impressed.

This kit contains paint, brushes and glue, 2 feet long.
HMS Illustrious new high detail kit # A240- $79.95

Illustrious is an impressive 209m long, with a beam of 36m and a displacement of 22,000 tonnes. She has 1400 compartments and 15 lifts, and is powered by four Gas Turbine Olympus engines (a marinised version of the Concords), giving her a top speed in excess of 30 knots. When fully operational she has a full complement of over 1000 people, and can operate with a range of both rotary and fixed wing aircraft from the Harrier GR9 to troop- carrying Chinooks.

HMS Illustrious (R06), current Fleet Flagship of the Royal Navy, is the fifth vessel to bear this name. Known affectionately by its crew as “Lusty”, the Invincible-class light aircraft carrier was commissioned on 20 June 1982 while steaming on its way to the Falkland Islands in the wake of the Argentine invasion. HMS Illustrious has served in a number of operations around the world, including Bosnia, Sierra Leone, and it participated in the evacuation of nationals caught up in the 2006 Lebanon crisis. This means it has undergone a serious “refit” and “upgrade” such as the unique bow ski-jump that allows Harriers to takeoff with larger payloads. And what use would an aircraft carrier be without aircraft? Therefore, the kit includes a complement of newly tooled Harrier GR.9 aircraft and Merlin EH101 MH Mk.1 helicopters.

As per usual for Premium Edition kits, the kit offers both a waterline hull and a full hull, which gives modelers the choice of which version they prefer assembling. The radar and Goalkeeper CIWS are brand new items, and to provide greater accuracy, a number of the radar components are made from photo-etched metal. This model kit of “Lusty” is an exciting new addition to the illustrious Premium Edition range, and it does indeed make a suitable flagship for modelers’ Royal Navy collections!

Essential Skills Scale Modeling

Were you a teenager the last time
you built a model?

A step-by-step introduction to scale modeling basics.
Beginning scale modelers are full of questions:
What kinds of models are there? What kinds of tools
do I need? What glue works best?
How do I put a model together?
How are the decals applied?
Finally, Kalmbach offers answers to
all these beginner questions and more.

This new book is filled with more pictures
and how to articles than their other book.

List $21.95  Our Price BK01 19.95

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