|U.S.S. Seawolf, SSN-21
The Seawolf Class was conceived as a faster, more capable and heavily armed replacement for the Los Angeles Class attack submarines.
The third ship of the Class, the U.S.S. Jimmy Carter included a section known as the Multi-Mission Platform (MMP) and is roughly 100 feet longer than the other two boats of her class.
Inside the rather large box are a minimal number parts(47), but that's to be expected, There's not a lot of detail on modern day submarines. At 1/144th, the size is impressive, 29 inches(approximately the same as the 1/350 missouri). I was expecting this to be a quick build and with so few parts, but that ended quickly.
The top and bottom hull pieces were a bear to assemble, Partly due to the sheer size but there was also a fit issue, the top half seemed to be just a tad longer than the lower half. It ended up taking a few hours to assemble these two pieces, a few inches at a time. When I added the nose section, there was that gap that needed to be filled.
A decent kit at a reasonable price that looks impressive on the shelf..
Nose, 37038 Flat black
Topside 27038 Semi-Gloss Black
Mid Hull 37031 Dk Gray
Hull bottom, Oxide Red