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USS Essex Airwing Detail Set

White Ensign Models 1/350 USS Essex Airwing Detail Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review January 2005 Manufacturer White Ensign Models
Subject USS Essex Airwing Detail Set Scale 1/350
Kit Number PE3553 Primary Media Photo-Etch
Pros Adds detail and fidelity to the flight deck of Trumpeter's 1/350 USS Essex Cons  
Skill Level Advanced MSRP (USD) Approx $30.00

First Look

White Ensign Models continues to turn out some very interesting detail sets in their 1/350 scale range. This particular release is more like a "super set" in that it has just about everything you'll need on the flight deck of Trumpeter's 1/350 USS Essex.

USS Essex Airwing Detail Set USS Essex Airwing Detail Set

This set includes:

  1. Six sets of SBD Dauntless Exterior Details
  2. Six sets of SBD Dauntless Interior Details
  3. Six sets of TBF Avenger Interior Details
  4. Six sets of TBF Avenger Exterior Details
  5. Six Forklifts w/Drivers
  6. 18 Bomb Carts
  7. Six three-wheel Tow Tractors
  8. Six three-wheel Tow Tractors
  9. 12 Tow Bars
  10. Six extra figures
  11. 10 Torpedo/Bomb Trailers
  12. Six sets of SB2C Helldiver Interior Details
  13. Six sets of SB2C Helldiver Exterior Details
  14. Six sets of F6F Hellcat Exterior Details
  15. Six sets of F6F Hellcat Interior Details
  16. Six sets of F4U Corsair Exterior Details including your choice of three-bladed or four-bladed props
  17. Six sets of F4U Corsair Interior Details
  18. Two officer figures (how do you tell?)
  19. 12 Aircrew figures
  20. 17 Flight Deck figures

Each aircraft detail set contains gear doors, flaps, landing gear doors, propellers and complete cockpits, as applicable.

This set provides a nice range of details to dress up some of the airwing and add much of the other details onto the deck of your USS Essex. When coupled with the other fitting sets from White Ensign Models, you'll definitely have a work of art for your mantle!

Just when you thought you couldn't find any greater detail in 1/350 scale, White Ensign Models has come alongside with their latest creations.

Definitely recommended for advanced ship builders!

My sincere thanks to White Ensign Models for this review sample!

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