U.S.S. Louisiana, BB-71
Very Fire 700901, 1/700 Scale
|I recently received a notification of the upcoming 1/350 USS Montana from Very Fire from an online Shop. At first I was excited about the arrival of this ship but as I looked at the size of the kit I came to the conclusion it probably won't fit in my crowded display case so I decided to build the 1/700 version.
This my first very fire kit, with the matching upgrade set. My first impression when I opened the box was wow! Even at 1/700 this is a pretty big ship. The full hull comes in two sections split at the waterline and a one piece deck. Tucked way in the bottom of the box was a sheet of photo etch containing railings, radars, catapults and cranes.
The first and the last battleship classes,
Indiana class BB-2, U.S.S. Massachusetts and Montana Class BB-71 U.S.S. Louisiana
|Montana Class Battleship detail up set
This set consists of a super thin wood deck a couple bags of resin and some sheets of photo etch. This is not for the feint of heart, the small size of the parts in this set require a really good set of fine tipped tweezers and for me, a good set of +2.5 readers. There is also a full set of Brass barrels with resin blast bags for the 16" main guns and the 5" secondary turrets.
Sheet A of the photo etch appears to be nickel and contains replacements exterior walls for the superstructure
Listed in the Instructions was a separate deck section (#4) for the Louisiana which was cut differently from the Montana. It wasn't in the kit I received and I'm trying to reach very fire
|Thoughts and Conclusions
First impressions are usually accurate for me, and my first impression was this is a pretty nice kit. The parts a clean and crisp and clear of flash..
Now that Very Fire has made this first series of "what if" ships, and I've added this one along with the H-Class to the stash, I hope they continue and release the Japanese A-150 "Super Yamato" class to complete the collection