1/700 Escort Carrier
Photo etch set by Tom's ModelWorks

Since we have reviewed the Tamiya Bogue Class Escort Carrier It is only fitting that we also look at a Photo etch set specifically designed for it. Tom's set addresses the short comings of the Tamiya kit by including a new mast and platforms to give the ship a more realistic appearance. There are two types of radar included to cover early and late versions of the CVE's. Propellers are also included to give that air wing a finer look, and a few crew are included to tend to them. If you wish to sand off the arresting wires and replace them, new brackets are included. A lot of the photo's I've seen show carriers with wind breaks deployed when flight OP's are not going on, well it's included in this set as well.
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You also get 27 of Toms 20 mm gun mounts with separate shields. These gun mounts are designed to be folded  in a "Z" shape to represent the gun mount. This gives the gun a 3d appearance, at least when viewed from the front.

The set can be purchased two ways, as set #707, or as set #710, with the railings, ladders, and stairs shown. Also available for the Escort Carrier is the set #742 with perforated catwalks and attached rails. Check pictures of the Carrier you wish to model to confirm which set need.

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