|Reviewed by Timothy Dike|
|When Richard Harden took over Tom's Modelworks,
he already had an established line of products to sell. However he was
not content to just continue to offer the same products and has been working
to expand the line. This South Dakota Class Detail set is the result of
that work. The set is designed to upgrade the Trumpeter
1/700 line of South Dakota Class Battleships. It is comprised of three
frets with plenty of details to do any ship in the class. Many of the details
are ship specific as their were some variations in the class.
The main fret includes catapults, cranes, radar's, and lots of platforms for the ships.
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To detail the medium anti aircraft guns a fret of #740
40 mm shields and railings are provided. There is enough to do 20 quad
mounts and 18 twin mounts.
Railings are provided by Set #704 with plenty of ladders stock and 2, 3 and 4 bar railings in various styles.
The instructions are five pages with notes, bill of materials, and subassembly views.
It's nice to see new products from Tom's Modelworks.
This Set #767 is a great way to upgrade your Trumpeter or Hasegawa South
Dakota, Alabama, Massachusetts or even to do an Indiana conversion. Priced
at only $20.00 it's an affordable set that gives you plenty of details
without breaking your budget.
Check this set and other sets for 1/700 ships on Tom's Modelworks website with secure online ordering.