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.
the kit has many flaws the 1st is the main guns the turrets and guns come as one piece that then are glued to the barbette so no turning turrets. The observation platform that admiral dewey used doesn't fit right to the superstructure so you will have to settle for it just sort of being off center. the hull is in 2 pieces but the main deck when inserted in the hull will have large gaps especially in the bow and stern. The railing are molded on the kit and look like solid walls. the details on the hull are good for it's generation of casting but with lots of flash to remove on the parts. i tried to paint it in the peace time tan buff colors don't it comes out heinously ugly do it white or better still gray. The good thing about the kit is when finished it is rugged and when i was a kid i put ballast in mine and this ship was a regular bath tub warrior. you have to be old school to appreciate this kit.
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