This item is an injection-plastic Ship model kit.
The USS New York is a San Antonio class Landing-Platform Dock or LPD, amphibious warfare assault ship. This is the first LPD to employ stealth technology in the design of the hull to reduce radar signature, a total of 10 ships are planned for the US Navy. The USS New York was built from steel salvaged from the World Trade Center, destroyed by terrorist attack in 2001. The ship has a speed of 22 Knots and can carry up to 5 helicopters as well as 14 amphibious assault vehicles and 2 hovercrafts. Defensive armament includes anti-aircraft missile launchers and Bushmaster 30mm cannons. The crew consists of 28 officers and 333 enlisted men, with an assault force embarked of 66 officers and 633 troops. USS New York was built by the Avondale Ship Yard division of Northrop-Grumman and entered service with the US Navy in August 2009. She is the fifth ship of the class and the seventh to be named after the state of New York.
Builds into a highly-detailed full-hull model of the New York. Includes photo-etched metal detail parts.
About the model
Includes: Plastic Sprues, Waterslide decals, Photoetch, Clear Parts.
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Skill Level 3:
Basic Skills Required
Kits rated as skill level 3 are traditional model kits that require all basic modeling skills to complete. This includes cutting parts from runners and trimming or sanding them prior to use, assembling them with cement, and the use of paint to complete them.
To properly complete a level 3 kit, you should have at least a basic set of modeling supplies, including plastic nippers, a hobby knife, files and/or sandpaper, plastic cement, instant (cyanoacrylate) cement (for resin, soft-vinyl or metal parts), painting supplies including brushes, paint, thinner and masking tape, tweezers and possibly decal softener for applying decals to difficult areas.
Kits in this class are not suitable for small children unless there is complete parental supervision. Adults who have never before completed a plastic model kit may want to read one of the many excellent modeling guides available at most hobby shops before trying to build one of these kits.
Skill level 3 kits include a very large portion of our catalog. Most traditional plastic model kits fall into this category.
This item requries the use of cement (glue) to complete.
For injection-plastic kits, use the weld-type clear cement specifically designed for use on styrene plastic. For some smaller parts, you may wish to use instant type (cyanoacrylate) glue.
For resin, white metal, soft vinyl and photo-etched materials, the use of instant type cement is strongly recommended.
A SAFETY NOTE ABOUT INSTANT CEMENT
Parents and all modelers should note that instant cement (cyanoacrylate) bonds skin instantly. While this in itself is not harmful, forcibly attempting to pull the skin apart can tear the skin and cause injury. If you or your child happens to inadvertenly glue themselves with instant cement, don't pull, but use remover for instant cement, or nail polish remover to dissolve the bond instead.
This model kit or accessory must be painted in order to achieve a realistic appearance.
While there are slight differences depending on the country you live in, there are generally three types of paint available for modeling: Acrylic, Enamel and Lacquer. Their characteristics are described below.
|Date Released||December 2012|