PPP: I just returned from Beijing with 1/350 model of a Jiangwei class frigate (Hull number 112) picturesecond is a slightly smaller ship without the Jiangwei's stern helideck but with more radar and cannons (Hull number 168). They should build into attractive static models but are designed for running as well.
The parts detail and quality is real good. I have no opinion on scale fidelity as I have no knowledge of PLAN ships. At RMB 80 or USD $10 I'm not fussy. They are manufactured by LEE but I haven't heard of this company before and couldn't find any information on the NET. This is the jewel. Each comes complete with a dual shaft gearbox driven from a single minimotor. Its 2 cm between shaft centers with the output shafts just 0.3 cm from the base of the hull attachment tabs. This allows the prop shafts to be almost horizontal and therefore scale-like coming out of the hull. The overall gearbox dimensions are 3.5 cm wide x 2.0 cm high x 0.7 cm thick. The bottom corners are bevelled to fit the curve of a hull bottom. I have been looking for something like this gearbox for a long time and would have gladly paid more than $10 for the gearbox alone.
I bought them at the China clone of WalMart called Wu Mart. Don't laugh. Its a real and credible Chinese retail rival who had a story in FORTUNE. The owner is named Wu. I'd prefer Wu Mart anyway as they had a more interesting mix of consumer goods, groceries and cooked food delis as well as a sit down bar counter type restaurant. I didn't see a Beijing WalMart while I was there. I don't know enough Chinese to ask for the location of a hobby shop. I missed the only chance I had when, on arrival, I spotted an outbound passenger with Chinese knockoff kits of what looked like Tamiya's USS New Jersey and HMS POW but did not ask where he bought them. The other missed opportunity was in Guangzhou where in a RC models hobby shop were a ready-to-run 1/6 scale Tiger II tank (