Hobby Boss 1/350 USS Los Angeles Class SSN-688/VLS/688I
Brand: Hobby Boss
Model Number: 83530
The Hobby Boss USS Los Angeles Class SSN-688/VLS/688I Model Kit in 1/350 scale from the plastic submarine model range accurately recreates the real life US attack submarines.
This Hobby Boss submarine model requires paint and glue to complete. This is just one of many great kits from the Hobby Boss plastic models range.
For this model we recommend using paints from the following ranges.
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The Los Angeles-class, sometimes called the LA-class or the 688-class, is a class of nuclear-powered fast attack submarines (SSN) that forms the backbone of the United States submarine fleet. the Los Angeles class is the most numerous nuclear powered submarine class in the world. The Los Angeles-class final 23 boats in the series, referred to as "688i" boats, are quieter than their predecessors and incorporate a more advanced combat system.
Manufacturer: Hobby Boss
Model: 83530 USS Los Angeles Class SSN-688/VLS/688I Model Kit
Reviewed by Michael Daenen
Really nice kit
Really enjoyed putting this kit together, there are some really small parts that need care when cutting out. Love the photo etched gold prop and label for the stand makes it look really good when finished. Also love that there are variations available for both versions of the submarine.
Reviewed by Paul Darby
Great kit. Very detailed.
I like that you can choose the different configurations, and chose wether to use the brass prop or the the plastic one. A very easy to build kit. There are some very small parts, so make sure you clip the parts out over the box or a piece of paper. The hull comes in two halves, bottom and an option of two tops. There was no warping ( as can happen sometimes with long pieces.) the parts went together well. There are some spare parts that are not in the instructions. A small brass prop and 4 buffers that fit onto the upper hull near the rear access hatch. I guess these were for the rescue sub. They must have decided against including it in the kit. It's no real loss as I wouldn't have used it anyway. Delivery was quick and it was well packaged. Overall I'm very pleased with my new 688i :)
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