1/350 Sovremenny Detail Set
Photo etch set by Gold Medal models
The new Trumpeter 1/350 Sovremenny Class destroyer is proving to be a favorite among ship modelers. It builds nicely out of the box, but any kit can use some extra detailing. This Gold Medal Models set is just what you need to finish out your ship as accurately as possible.
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The fret is relief etched to help define the details. The parts are incredibly fine and items such as the helo deck netting is so fine it is barely visible. A drilling jig is provided to facilitate the mounting of the Helo deck net rail.
Additional detail shots of the photo etch fret.
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I am impressed by the way the parts in this set fold up. I really like seeing the railing attached to the various platform based. This eliminates the hassle of placing them, something I have a great deal of difficulty with. Some of the platform parts have underside bracing that is created by folding the part under.
The instructions are well written and well illustrated. They show enough detail view to leave little doubt as to where everything goes. The instructions show the way the photo etch is incorporated with the kit supplied parts. Gold Medal Models continues to set the standard for well written instructions.
Included in the set:click to go to Gold Medal Models website
  • Custom fitted railings to match the kit
  • Accommodation ladders
  • Inclined and vertical ladders
  • Mainmast early and late styles with yardarms and platforms
  • Ships screws
  • Boat details
  • Helicopter details (w/folded and unfolded blades)
  • Helicopter deck details with drilling template
  • Jackstaff and flagstaff
  • Tower platforms
  • Antenna mounts
  • Top steer radar
  • Plate steer radar
  • Top plate radar
  • Palm frond radar
  • Foremast details
  • Water tight doors and more.

This is an excellent set for the Sovremenny class destroyers. It is made specifically for this kit and should take a nice kit and make it into a price winner at the shows. It has a retail price of $40.00 USS and is available direct from Gold Medal Models or wherever fine ship accessories are sold.

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