Reviewed by Timothy Dike
The release of the Tamiya British E class destroyer has given the Royal Navy fans something to smile about. This new set featuring the fine art of Peter Hall will keep them smiling. It not only allows you to build a more detailed ship, but also a more accurate one. 
The set contains a single brass fret with relief etched details. The etching is very fine, and the effect these parts have will be dramatic to say the least. 
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Close ups of the fret details
 One of the first things you will notice is the main gun half shields. Their thin walls are night and day compared to the kit parts. There are even some nice flare launcher rails to strap on the sides for later versions of these ships. The quad .5 machine gun assemblies are also a dramatic improvement over the chunky plastic kit parts. There are also new mast parts with yardarms. Another nice touch is the canvas bridge cover and the windscreen window frames. The boat davits are relief etched and fold over to give them a thicker appearance. Add to that boat deck details, anchor chain, funnel grills, depth charge racks and much much more.  
The instructions are four pages of detailed drawings showing the various subassemblies, with a nice index on the front page. The instructions are clear about how the PE assemblies interact with their kit plastic counterparts.
Another fine set from White Ensign Models for a popular new kit. The availability of a nice superdetail set should ensure that there will be many happy E class skippers out there. This is set #PE 766 WEM 1/700 E& F Class Destroyer priced at  £4.21 (Excluding: VAT at 17.5%) or about $8.70 US at the current exchange rate. A great price for this set.