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Soviet Aircraft Carrier Baku Kit

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

First Look

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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!