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Mast & Yards for Zvezda Varyag
Master-Model Mast and Yards for Zvezda Varyag 1/350
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by: Dariush [ DR_WHO2 ]

The Kit…

This is a small piece of after market addition but a big improvement for the Zvezda 1/350 Varyag kit.

I included some photos of the main mast and the yards. As you can see, the mast has the correct provisions and is spot on when looking at the Varyag plans. The upper end is turned quiet nicely and with high precision.

As such, the parts of the Master Model kit are naturally sharper in shape and appearance compared to the original Zvezda kit parts. However, you will need to solder the parts together to receive a strong connection to withstand the rigging procedure.

The Instructions…

The instructions are a small sheet of paper showing the exact position for the Yards and advising to solder the brass parts.

Result and conclusion…

There is few to say to these tiny but stunning enhancement parts provided by Master Model of Poland. They are superbly performed giving the modeler a better chance to get a right and sturdy rigging in place.
Highs: Beautiful!
Lows: None Noted
Verdict: If you really want to take your build to the next level this set is for you.
Percentage Rating
  Scale: 1:350
  Mfg. ID: SM-350-024
  Suggested Retail: $19.95
  PUBLISHED: Aug 27, 2009

About Dariush (Dr_Who2)

... being father of two lovely children brought me back what was a hobby of mine in my own childhood. I guess everyone with at least one child in the household can figure what I am talking about. Despite what I have built in my younger years (most of them blew up or sank in a pond) I learned to lov...

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So, with all the reviews you've done with the parts, can we expect a building log next? I for one would be most interested. Thanks for the reviews!
AUG 27, 2009 - 04:29 AM

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