British WW2 E Class Destroyer

The Tamiya 1:700 Scale E Class Destroyer was re-released in the Force Z Naval set and is reviewed here briefly

Tamiya's E Class Destroyer comes in a minute box packing 2 plastic sprue with 9 and 33 partsrespectively including 6 polycaps to make the turrets and torpedo launchers movable.

With its now classical ( and in my opinion 2nd to only Italeri's new booklet documentation ) instruction sheet, it manages to give an insightful reading of the subject matter, a good set of marking drawings and well illustrated instructions. Completing the kit is in 7 simple steps and the work should not be too difficult as the construction is straight forward though the parts are miroscopic. A pair of tweezers is a must for those of us with stubby fingers fit for picking up french fries instead!


As a waterline kit, the kit does miss its weighted plate available in most of the battle ships but nevertheless builds well and true to the real destroyer. Parts are simplified especially for the guns and AA mainly because of the constraints of plastic production. With a basic set of photoetched rails, this kit should come alive. The last image has the kit posed next to the Prince of Wale, also part of the Force Z box set.

Highly recommended.

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