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WWII USN Shipborne Radar and Sensor Set

Alliance Modelworks 1/350 WWII USN Shipborne Radar and Sensor Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2013 Manufacturer Alliance Modelworks
Subject WWII USN Shipborne Radar and Sensor Set Scale 1/350
Kit Number NW35068 Primary Media Photo-Etch
Pros Excellent selection of antenna types to fit a wide range of WWII USN combatant types Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Experienced MSRP (USD) $20.00

First Look

With the growing number of full-production injection-molded plastic kits coming into the market in 1/350 and 1/700 scales, and now a push into 1/200 scale as well, there are excellent opportunities to provide aftermarket details to satisfy the advanced builders that are acquiring these kits. While there are a number of aftermarket companies around that address many of these naval subjects, Alliance Modelworks is really doing some interesting work with their photo-etched detailing. Let's take a look at this new set:

WWII USN Shipborne Radar and Sensor Set WWII USN Shipborne Radar and Sensor Set

This is the radar and sensor set for 1/350 scale US Navy World War II ships and this provides a nice range of antenna types that will satisfy most of your detailing needs (as far as antennas go). Included in this set are:

  • SP
  • SC-2
  • YE
  • CXAM-1
  • CXAM-2
  • SR
  • SM
  • SK
  • SK-2
  • SC
  • TDY
  • TDY-1

Click on the parts image above and you can see the great level of detailing that Alliance Modelworks can achieve with their photo-etching process. These are the sort of antenna details you want on a ship but cannot get from injection-molded plastic.

For more information about this or any other detail set, stop by Alliance's website.

My sincere thanks to Alliance Modelworks for this review sample!


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