Wood Hunter Deck Series
1/700 USS North Carolina BB-55 Deck

Reviewed by Sean Hert
April 2013

This deck set from Wood Hunter is for the Trumpeter 1/700 USS North Carolina BB-55, issued in 2006. The light-color wood decks are approximately .008"/.2mm thick, with regular planks and other deck details laser etched into the woodm and an adhesive applied to the back. A light tracing with a hobby knife is all that is necessary to free the parts.

North Carolina appearance changed many times during the war, and she only sported bare wood decks in 1941 while painted in Measure 1, and in her current status as a museum ship. For a correct wartime look, these decks will need to be painted or stained, appropriate to the timeframe and camouflage measure selected.


The small fret of brass, relief-etched photoetch has 5 different types of parts:

  • Three styles of hose and cable Reels
  • Fairleads

The set also includes a length of copper anchor chain.


A single page of simple instructions are included, with overhead pictures showing the decks affixed to the respective plastic decks.


Thanks to FlyHawk Models for the review sample. It is listed as #W70050 USS North Carolina BB-55 with an MSRP of $13.95.