Just completed an AFV Knox Class Frigate. I’ve had this around for years and it is a bit special as I completed my 3rd class Midshipman cruise on her in the summer of 1974.
The kit uses the Flagship model PE set. It worked pretty well but I had a lot of trouble learning how to attach the railings. I even purchased the “How To” CD from Flagship – it didn’t really help despite being touted as “everything you ever wanted to know about photo-etch”. It told me a lot about how to make photo-etch and how to bend but nothing on helping me with glues and how to attach complicated parts. Not recommended.
I needed to scratch build the BPMDS (Sea Sparrow) launch on the aft deck in place of the CWIS gun and cut up the decals to represent 1063 as I knew her.
The kit had a few area on the hull that needed attention due to sink holes. But generally the fit was good and the kit and photo-etch structures went together well.
Here’s the final result. A final learning is that I used pastels to gently weather the kit like I do on aircraft kits but found on haze gray that the colors get darker with a coat of Dullcoat.