1/600 Scale Leander Ikara Conversion Kit.
This is a conversion kit 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. Limbo with the mortar tubes angled forward.
Corvus chaff launchers on platforms, although the supporting legs are not supplied. Bofors also on platforms, this time barrels are not supplied. Two seacat launchers minus missiles, with director, and the enlarged hanger roof
with the director platform. Two aft ariel platforms. Two large ammunition lockers, for the chaff launcher, and two small ammunition lockers, for the bofors, .Two five bladed propellers and shaft supports. Ikara well, and associated superstructure with the zareba closed. 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.
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 great care must be taken while removing componants 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.