1/700 IJN Battleship
"ISE, Fuso, & Nagato
Photo etch set by Tom's
Anyone who has built 1/700 waterline ships knows that
that they are a little lacking in the details. The small parts that are
impractical to mold in plastic are perfect for Photo etching. Tom's Modelworks
has released Set #730 to remedy that lack of fine details.
Besides the standard ladders, and rails you will find
some very nicely done catapults. The catapults are etched in one piece,
meaning all you have to do is fold it up and secure with super-glue. You
can throw away those unsightly chunks of plastic that are supposed to represent
the various platforms. The cranes are very finely etched as well. This
set has a variety of platform that are specific to the different class's
of Battleships. There are enough parts in this set to do the details on
each class of ship and enough railing to do at least two ships.
Included in the set are;
The instructions are more detailed than some of the earlier
releases, but could benefit from more auxiliary view in a 3D perspective.
They show all the individual parts and in most cases list the plastic parts
they are designed to replace.
Verticle ladders and inclined stairs
4 |Aircraft catapult assemblies
Air Search Radar Type 21
Type 13 Radar
RDF pole and tripods
Ship specific anchors
Aircraft catapult supports
Aft deck support for Ise
Light platfrom for Negato or Mutsu
Aircraft crane boom for Negato or Mutsu
Catapult support for Fuso
Light platform for Fuso
Light platform support side of stack fo Fuso and Yamishiro
Platform support side of stack for Ise and Hyuga
Platfrom support back side of stack for Ise and Hyuga
Platform support front of stack for Ise and Hyuga
Platform support front and back side of stack for the Yamishiro
Light platform support sides of stack for Yamishiro
Crane booms and hook for the Ise.
With most everything the Imperial Japanese Navy fan will
need to detail out that Battleship, this set is definately a must have.
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