All the bells and whistles included but only half a ship!!
Flyhawk has decided to go the way Trumpeter did with their 1/700 ships - waterline only!
Count me out!
Well the blessed folks at Chuan Yu (CY) came out with a hull bottom for this kit. Thant you!
I bought the Flyhawk kit and the hull bottom.
Come on Flyhawk be consistent. Issue all your ship models with the option of building them waterline AND full hull.
Issue regular version, deluxe with all the bells and whistles and Super deluxe with a hull bottom.
A welcome addition to the 1/700 scale model ship world but Trumpeter along with several other Asian manufacturers decided not to provide an option for full hull construction. Thank goodness Chuan Yu (CY) came in with an upgrade set that includes as resin hull bottom with a wooden deck and metal barrels. Bravo CY.
As is well known, this is a rebox of the Dragon original but Revell in their infinite "wisdom" decided to not include the PE fret that dragon includes. This practice of reboxing only some parts of other manufacturers' kits and Revell's well-known obsession with flimsy side opening boxes keeps me away from buying Revell reboxings if I can help it.
April 17, 2021
Here is another gorgeously detailed 1/700 model ship kit that is offered only as a waterline. My options are to buy this kit and the Trumpeter kit and stick Trumpeter's bottom hull onto this kit or just ignore this kit and buy the Trumpeter kit alone with PE detailing and panel line creation.
Since I totally hate companies that issue new 1/700 ships in waterline only I will buy the Trumpeter kit.
I'm sure the waterlines out there will say waterline is what everyone wants but I disagree.