|If you have the new Dragon 1/350 USS Independence, you were probably blown away by the aircraft included. You are probably one of those who have been pleading for these aircraft to be made available separately. Well your wish has been granted. Cyber-Hobby now has these aircraft sets ready to populate your carriers.|
|The aircraft are packaged as a set. There are six sprues
total in this package. The aircraft are also packaged individually by aircraft
type if you only need specific types.
Also available are sets
|F6F Hellcat x2|
|There are two sprues of the Hellcat in this set. One with fixed wings and one with folded wings. They are molded in clear plastic so that you can mask over the canopy and paint the rest of the aircraft. Underwing rockets and a night fighter radar pod are also included.|
|SBD Dauntless Diver Bomber x2|
|Two Dauntless dive bombers are included in this set This aircraft features very nice recessed panel lines highlighting the details. An open canopy and separate cowling and even open and closed canopy options. An added bonus is the 500 lb. bomb for the ultimate in realism. A photo etch bomb sling is also included|
|TBF Avenger x2|
|TBF Avengers are molded with fixed and folded wing options. These too feature nice panel lines and separate cowling. Open and closed canopy options and as an added bonus a torpedo bay with open and closed door options. And if that is not enough, how about a scale torpedo to mount in the bay! A nice touch.|
|A variety of aircraft roundels are provided covering several periods.|
|A simple sheet is included showing the assembly of each
aircraft type and the options for them. Decal placement and painting info
are also included. The back of the packaging shows the various aircraft
sets and what's included in each.
I consulted on the design and development of this set, so I may be a bit biased. But in my opinion, these aircraft are best plastic 1/350 aircraft available now. I am thrilled to see these aircraft sets finally available separately. Those of you that want a full airwing on deck can now have it for a fair price. I am sure that many modeler may want to replace the aircraft in some of the other kits already on the market too.