Photo etch set by Flagship Models
If you are building the Pitroad / Skywave 1/700 USS Curtis Wilbur, you need a good photo etch set to detail it out. Flagship has one that will fit the bill. This set is designed to fit all Flight I and Flight II  Burke class ships. It is relief etched so some of the parts really stand out. The helicopter blades are the best examples, with the rotor hubs at full thickness and the actual blades half of that, giving them a 3D appearance. Most of the components in this set are custom tailored to fit this kit, so other than a few lengths of railing, you will have very little measuring to do to fit this set to your kit. 

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Included in the set are:
  • Bow rails
  • two, three and five bar rails
  • CIWS platform and rails
  • stack platforms
  • upper and lower yardarm foot rails
  • helopad safety nets for FLT-1 and FLT-2 versions
  • crewmen
  • launch suspenders
  • Seahawk helicopter rotors
  • Chinook rotors
  • Cobra rotors
  • kingposts
  • anchor
  • various antennas
  • anchor light
  • inclined stairs
The instructions are well illustrated and show not only where all the parts go, but also the parts on the plastic kit that they replace. 

Instructions (click to enlarge)

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A great set that has the right details to make your Burke class ship stand out. While this set is a little thicker than some of the others, most modelers will find that it is easier to work with and sturdier than some of the ultra fine sets.

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