by David J. Salvin
1/700 French Frigate Suffren (Niko)
Latest on the hit parade from my favorite patron has to be one of the
ugliest ships Iíve ever built. The French frigate Suffren, cir. 1990.
While the ship has looks only a (French) mother could love, the kit was
pretty good. Molding and lines were clean and crisp. Details
like watertight doors and exterior piping etc. was basic and minimal and
serviceable. All the parts went together and the instructions were
VERY nice in that rather than vague drawings to show you how and where
the parts went, the instructions were actually detailed and enlarged pictures
of the completed basic model with numbers and lines pointing out the parts.
Basic resin and PE make a very nice kit that went together without issue.
David J. Salvin