USS Olympia Warship is a protected cruiser that saw service in the United States Navy from her commissioning in 1895 until 1922. This vessel became famous as the flagship of Commodore George Dewey at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War in 1898. The ship was decommissioned after returning to the U.S. in 1899, but was returned to active service in 1902.
Plastic parts molded in brown and white.
Skill Level 2.
Lindberg Product Number: 402
1/240 USS Olympia Warship plastic kit by Lindberg models.
It is a typical Lindberg kit from yesteryear. Fit and detail problems as described in the first review. With a lot of work you can produce a decent ( not great) replica of the ship, or you can look at it as trip into the past. I built one recently as a rainy day project got rid of walls/ railings , filled gaps and painted it gray for WW I appearance. It still looks more toy than serious model. However, I had a skilled friend invest about 20 hours in one and he was able to produce a great looking model that was 2/3 Lindberg and 1/3 replacement parts and added details. recommended if you will settle for mediocre out of the box or as a starting point for some serious work
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