Easy Model 1/700 Kilo-Class Submarine
|Date of Review||January 2007|
|Pros||Nice details, finish and markings|
We recently had the opportunity to look over some examples from the Easy Model line of products distributed by MRC and seen on quite a few hobby store shelves. In this example, we have a Soviet-era Kilo-class attack submarine. The Kilo is a diesel-powered submarine which may sound out-dated, but these new diesel boats are much quieter than the nuclear submarines and can stay submerged far longer than their World War II counterparts.
The submarine comes mounted to a clear tray and held securely with two philips head screws. Extracting the model from the tray took just a few seconds.
What comes in the box is the Kilo boat and a display stand identifying the product. It was clear from the packaging that this model was not going to get damaged in shipment unless the box itself was crushed. Nice job! You can even see the safety wire still in place in these images securing the submarine to its stand.
It amazes me just how nice many of these pre-fabricated display models look in terms of detail and finish, especially for the price! The eye appeal of this finish is nicely executed.
This sub would not only look good on the shelf of a warship enthusiast, but it would also be an excellent addition to the wargamer's modern navy.
My sincere thanks to MRC for this review sample!