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Reviewed January 2016
by Timothy Dike
This new set from Tom's ModelWorks is designed specifically for the new Tamiya Saratoga (CV-3) kit.  It will allow you to detail the kit in late war or early war configuration.
The main fret contains the railings, and flight deck safety nets, boat cranes with rigging, and details for the 40 mm mounts.  New platforms, some with a perforated appearance, and new mast details are also included.  Windbreaks and inclined ladder's are among the other parts.
The second fret includes miscellaneous radars of various types.  These should allow you to model the ship in an early war or late war configuration.
The last fret includes about forty 20 mm gun mounts.  These mounts aren't overly complicated and should be relatively easy to assemble.
The instructions are eight pages with lots of subassembly views and even photos showing the changes over time. 
It's nice to see the Toms ModelWorks is still providing economical alternatives to the higher price sets now on the market.  Don't let the low price fool you this set still packs in a lot of detail. 

This is set  #785 USS Saratoga CV-3 for $16.00 US. Check this set and other sets for 1/700 ships on Tom's Modelworks website with secure online ordering.

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