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White Ensign 1/350 USS Hornet

"Ultimate Set" #3527

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"White Ensign and Peter Hall does it again, this time with a..."

Those words seem to be the norm lately, as White Ensign has released another Ultimate Set, this time targeting the Trumpeter USS Hornet kit in 1/350. Typical of White Ensign sets, just about every concievable detail is included in the various frets. If you intend to take your Hornet to the highest levels, then this is the set for you. The Ultimate Set #3527 consists of two frets, #3525 'The Ship' and #3526 'The Airwing'.

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Instructions are well done, and cover 3 double sided pages.

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Standard 3 Bar Railings Close Stanchioned 2 Bar Railings 2 Bar Railings
Funnel Cap Grills. Close Stanchioned 3 Bar Railings Chain Link Safety Railing
Landing Upper Inclined Ladders Funnel Upper Port Catwalk Funnel Upper Starboard Catwalks
Island Aft Support Brackets Landing Lower Inclined Ladder Island Landing Frame & Rails
Mainmast Lower Yard Island Aft Landing Assembly Mainmast Upper Yard
Foretop Lower Half Yards Foretop Lower Yard & Footropes Foretop Upper Yard & Footropes
8mm Inclined Ladders 14mm Inclined Ladders Stock Vertical Ladder
Forward Catwalk & Railings Replacement Fantail Cable Reels Small Hose Reels
CXAM Radar Screen Assembly Open Fairleads/Chocks Horseshoe Lifebouy & Rack
8.5mm Inclined Ladder CXAM Radar Mounting Yoke Stowed Accommodation Ladders
Fire Hose Points Replacement Stbd Side Platform Leadsmans Platforms
Short Catwalk Inclined Ladders Discrete Deck Lighting Fixtures 7mm Inclined Ladders
Perforated Searchlight Platforms Liferaft Webbing Floors Liferaft Paddles and Retainers
Forward Batmans Platform Aft Batmans Jump Net Aft Batmans Platform
Hose Bundles Forward Batmans Jump Net Bridge Platform Extension
Quad 1.1 Gun Mounting Assembly Closed Fairleads/Chocks Forward Flight Deck Support Beam
Crane Jib Stay Cable Guide Quad 1.1 Gun Barrel Set Crane Hook
Crane Jib Stay Crane Top Platform Railing Crane Jib Stay Attachment Bracket
10.5mm Inclined Ladder Crane Jib Crane Jib Walkway Handrail
Starboard Side Antennas Fittings for 5" 38 Single Mountings Foremast Top Antenna
Mk 4 Fire Control Radar Single .50 Cal Machine Gun Single 20mm Oerlikon Mounting
Stern Rail for 50' Motor Launch Flight Deck Gun Sponson Nets Rails for 40' Motor Boat
Motor Whale Boat Rudder & Prop 40' Motor Boat Rudder & Prop 50' Motor Launch Rudder & Prop

In addition to the Ultimate Set, modelers will want the Perforated Catwalks set #3546, and the aircraft interors sets for the B-25s #3547 and F4F, TBD, and SBDs #3548

Thank you to White Ensign Models for providing this sample for review.

Reviewed by Jeff Herne

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