Hobby Boss 1/700 Soviet Aircraft Carrier Baku Kit First Look
By Dave Manter
|Date of Review||October 2013||Manufacturer||Hobby Boss|
|Subject||Soviet Aircraft Carrier Baku||Scale||1/700|
|Kit Number||83416||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Pros||100% new tooling||Cons||None|
|Skill Level||Advanced||MSRP (USD)||$69.99|
The Soviet Aircraft Carrier Baku is the fourth ship of the Kiev-class, now known as the Gorshkov. Baku normally carries 33 aircraft, usually made up of 12 Yak 38's, 18 Ka-27's and 3 Ka-25's. The Gorshkov has been sold to India and is being converted into a full deck aircraft carrier.
The HobbyBoss kit consists of over 328 styrene parts and 53 photo etch detail parts. All of the parts feature a very high level of detailing and the fit of the main components is great.
The kit is 100 % new tooling and features 4 Yak 38's and 4 Ka-27's. A very impressive decal sheet is included for all of the deck markings. The kit is a waterline only kit.
This one will build into a quite impressive ship when completed.
My sincere thanks to Squadron Mail Order for this review sample!