North Star Models
1/350 US Navy P-6 Catapults

Reviewed August 2015
by Timothy Dike
North Star Models produces a wide variety of photo etch sets. Some are comprehensive upgrades geared towards a specific kit, and other like this one are geared towards scratchbuilders and those needing typical detail parts. This set features US Navy Catapults P-6 (Mk-6) found on US Navy Battleships. 

Set of two US NAVY P Mk.6 Catapult. Resin and photoetched parts.

Two catapult assemblies are included on this relief etched Brass fret.  They include platform and handrails, nicely etched pulleys, turntable bases with nicely etched gear teeth.  The main turntable assembly features sharp rivet detailing.  Two aircraft dollies are also included.
Some 3D parts just can't be replicated by folding PE, so resin piston and cylinder assemblies are included for that part of the assembly.  These are well cast a nicely detailed.
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These are renderings of the completed assembly supplied by North Star models.
The instructions are eight pages clearly showing the assembly process.  The first page identifies the parts and the next pages are step by step guiding you through the process.
As a handy set to have if you're detailing U.S. Navy battleships.  The parts are well engineered and the assembly appears to be very accurate. This set is #NSA350141 1/350 US NAVY P6 Catapult available for $18.50 or €16.10 available now. 

Thanks to North Star Models for providing this review sample.