|The Kit - Boevoy is the latest kit in Combrig’s series of 1:350 scale Imperial Russian Navy destroyers. The difference here compared to the previous releases is that
it is one of the new and improved Combrig kits in that in addition to well-cast resin parts, the photo-etch is more complete and the assembly instructions are
improved. The model comes as a two-part hull giving you the option of either a waterline or full hull model. The upper hull casting is excellent. There is a good
amount of detail, such as mooring bitts and cleats, hatches, skylights and mine rails and portholes. There are numerous locater holes to accommodate the other kit
parts. The bottom edge requires some minor clean up. The bottom hull is also well done and also requires some clean up along the edges.
The rest of the resin parts all come on casting runners. The four funnels come on a runner with the large cowl vents and other style of vent. This destroyer carried
two full-sized boat and two collapsible boats and both types are provided with his kit. The full-sized boats are nicely done with the bench seats already cast into the
interior. The collapsibles look a bit odd to me but I frankly don’t know how else to represent these in the kit. The remaining parts are comprised of the 75mm gun
mount, torpedo tubes, torpedo storage container, hammock rolls, 47mm gun barrels and mounts, searchlight and mount, smaller cowl vents, cable reels, capstan,
anchors, binnacles, engine room telegraphs, davits, propeller hubs and other bits. These parts are very delicate and as you can see the one of the 47mm gun mounts
was damaged. The casting of these parts is very clean though again care must be taken removing them, particularly the smaller parts, from the runner.