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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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
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