About this Product
1/600 Scale Gun Leander Upgrade Kit. This upgrade kit is designed for the Airfix 1/600 Scale Leander Frigate that was sold either individually or in the Falklands Warships Set. Contained on the sprue are replacement parts for both masts, the bridge, the VDS pantograph, life raft canisters, the whaler and launch with davits, although rope is not supplied. The twin 4.5 main gun in the Mark 6 housing plus Director. The forward mast is supplied with the radar platform in the offset position, to starboard, but included is the option to reposition the platform directly forward, as when first commissioned. Limbo with the mortar tubes angled forward. Corvus chaff launchers on platforms, although the supporting legs are not supplied. Two Bofors, if depicting the first Leander frigates to enter service, before the Seacat refit. This time barrels are not supplied. A Seacat launcher minus missiles, with the old pattern director, and director platform. Two large ammunition lockers, for the chaff launcher, and two small ammunition lockers, for the bofors, .Two five bladed propellers and shaft supports. Recently added Fairleads and Roller Fairleads. Four Standard, and Two Roller. Three Winches, and a Capstan to complete the aft deck. Also a Westland Wasp HAS 1 helicopter without rotors and tail fin. It is suggested that missing parts too small or thin to be printed correctly can be scratch built, sourced from Photo Etch retailer, or the kit parts reused. ie gun barrels. This conversion kit obviously contains small parts, and is not suitable for children. Some previous modeling experience is necessary, and care must be taken removing parts from the sprue. Due to size of the parts, this is only available in Frosted Ultra Detail material. Printed parts may differ slightly from the illustration due to my continuous improvement policy.