Hull shape is inaccurate. If you can live with it, or have a plan--and the skills--to deal with it, it's not that bad a little kit. Certainly a nice subject. Parts provided were "rough"...Lots of flash, some were poorly molded, coming out incomplete, warped, etc. Knowing this, the manufacturer supplied me with an extra bag of parts. I inventoried them, and felt I had enough usable items to start the build. At the time, I did not have anything like the spares collection I have today. You've indicated elsewhere you have lots of spares. You might then not find this much of an issue. These days, too, there is a better aftermarket available. Willing to sink some additional money into it? This aspect is then likely a non-issue.
That's pretty much it.
P.S. Just took the kit out to have a look. First time I have seen it literally in decades. Not as "horrible" as I remember it seeming at the time. I do have more spares, better glue, and the spray shielding looks repairable. And I did a slightly better job of reshaping the hull than I felt I had. She might "live again" after all. (And if I do totally ruin her in this second attempt, I have gotten some more skills practice for "no loss" if I actually junk her.)
Gidday, may I ask what is the issue with the Truxtun kit?
I've thought about having this ship, but I'd have challenges with those huge lattice masts.
Have stopped multiple builds with intention to go back to them. Have 2 kits languishing that way now. I did abandon/give up entirely on my resin Truxtun CGN, but I have not tossed it. I am a pack rat of sorts anyway. I have no plans to ever return to it, but the box and contents are stored away on a shelf. The executor of my estate will no doubt be hiring a large dumpster, and will accomplish this task for me.
Picked up a Heller 1/72 Heinkel He-112 at a yard sale. Crummy kit. The plastic was brittle and cracked at every opportunity. No decals. NOTHING went right. I finally gave up on it and tossed it right into the trash.
Fortunately, only lost a buck on it.