The Dragon Ticonderoga CG-47 class cruiser kit has been around for a long while now and it has been reissued numerous times as different ships in the class and
under different brand labels. Bottom line this is the only kit of this class in 1:350 scale and it does have its issues. One big step to improve the kit is
Model Monkey’s
3D printed mast for the
Ticonderoga class CG.

The mast is printed in a matte translucent plastic and comes fully assembled as one piece. You will not have to glue together various overscale parts. As shown in the
image of the
Dragon kit instructions, the Model Monkey mast replaces parts D26, E1, F28, F29, F32 and F44. The printing is very well done, with great detail, but
some cleanup is needed to smooth out the striations that are a by-product of the printing process. Also, before using you will have to remove the sprue at the mast’s
The Ticonderoga class CG mast is a welcome replacement part for the 1:350 scale plastic kit, no matter which iteration you may have. My thanks to Steve Larsen at
Model Monkey for providing the review sample.
Felix Bustelo
New York