Detail Set for 1/350 USN Aircraft Carriers
reviewed by Timothy Dike
|The new Trumpeter 1/350 Nimitz Class Carrier has some really detailed aircraft included with it. They build up much like larger scale models and include clear canopies. But some of you will not be satisfied to just add a few details. Those of you that are infected with the superdetail bug will take comfort in this new set from White Ensign Models. This one includes parts to SUPERdetail the aircraft. Not just new landing gear and hardpoints for the weapons, but interiors details! Yes we have 1/350 ejection seats and etched instrument panels. Peter Hall has really done it this time. This set ought to drive even the most hard core superdetailers over the edge. If you liked the WEM USS Hornet "Ultimate Set" #3527 with it's aircraft interiors, you will love this set even more.|
|The set is relief etched and it really shows up on items
like the aircraft instrument displays. Did I mention that joysticks and
flight yokes are provided?!!!! I really like the ejection seats with their
included canopy breaker bars and can't wait to see one built up.
A full floor for the interior is included for the SH-3 that should allow you to open the side door on this bird. Both the sliding right side rear door and the split fold up/down left side door are included, a further incentive to open up the interior. The exterior rotors and gear are well done and even include the intake shroud not found on the plastic kit.
The supplied exterior details include the typical weapons hardpoints where appropriate and on some aircraft slats and flaps as well as tailhooks..
The Airwing Fittings set contains:
|Additional detail shots of the photo
|The instructions are well written and well illustrated.
They show the various parts and how they assemble and work with the kit
Conclusions: This is an excellent photo etch set for the die hard 1/350 aircraft modeler. If you are a detail nut, you will go stark raving mad over this set. Set #PE 3563 with a list price of £16.13 a great price for hours of blissful insanity.