White Ensign 1/350 USS Hornet
"Ultimate Set" #3527
"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.
|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