Kit Reviews: Chidori
(in box review):
Medium: Plastic Injection
Reviewer: Jason Abraham
Model rating: 9/10
of the Chidori
A Brief History: The Chidori
was part of a class of torpedo boat piled high with armament. The
infamous Tomozuru incident was a ship of this class. When the Tomozuru
incident (the ship capsized with great loss of life in the early
1930s in heavy weather) occured all ships were redesigned to be
less top heavy. The result are the two ships contained within this
I thought it would be
interesting to see how these ships were redesigned. With the Chidori
as she was configured in 1935 and the Manazuru configered in her
late war (1945) guise SkyWave has done it again. More parts are
contained within this box than a standard destroyer of the same
scale by any other company.
Overall this model gets a 9/10. Unfortunately there is little if
any information available on this class of ship so I can't guarantee
the accuracy of the ships. Very small, the two ships are both under
12 cm LOA. The price is steep for such small models, but as always,
SkyWave has detailed these small hulls considerably.
back from time to time for when I actually build these two ships.