|Tetra Model Works produces an extensive
line of ship accessories. This one is for the new Gallery
USS Intrepid CV-11 that was released last year. The Tetra upgrade set
contains seven brass photo etch frets with relief etching, and three bags
of CNC turned metal parts.
Let's take a closer look at the details.
|New platforms and perforated catwalks with relief etched marks for gusset location.|
|More perforated catwalks, railings, and a new more-to-scale appearing boat crane.|
|New framing for the deck edge elevator and relief etched safety netting.|
|Mast platforms and framing. Inclined ladders, more platforms and new cable reels.|
|Radar, antennas, and mast frame structures to replace the thick over-scale plastic versions. New funnel grating for a more realistic open look.|
|Drooping chain and solid bar railings sized to fit the kit. New relief etched doors and hatches.|
|Floater net baskets to mount around the ship.|
|METAL BARRELS AND DETAILS|
In addition to the photo etch, this set included the following turned brass parts:
|Seven pages of color photos and assembly diagrams show where the parts go. These seem to cover all the bases and show how your kit will look with the enhancements.|
|The instructions are seven pages many with captioned color
|BUILDUP PHOTOS FROM THE MANUFACTURER|
|The following photos from Tetra show the finished kit and some subassemblies in their natural brass color showing what your kit can look like.|
This new set from Tetra is extensive and addresses the weak points of the plastic kit. Modelers have been waiting a long time for an angled deck Essex class kit, and this is just the set to do it right.
This is set #SE-35006 1/350 Tetra Models CV-11 USS INTREPID Detail up set for Gallery Models available now for $139.95 US on Free Time Hobbies site.