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USS Missouri Detail Set

White Ensign Models 1/350 USS Missouri Detail Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2007 Manufacturer White Ensign Models
Subject USS Missouri Detail Set Scale 1/350
Kit Number PE3534 Primary Media Photo-Etch
Pros Major detail enhancements for the Tamiya USS Missouri (and WWII Iowa-class) kit. Cons
Skill Level Advanced MSRP (BP) £42.51

First Look

USS Missouri Detail Set
USS Missouri Detail Set

White Ensign Models continues to turn out some very interesting detail sets in their 1/350 scale range. This release provides is literally a super set containing two different frets of photos etch that deal with overal ship details, antennas and its self-defense weapons. There are such a wide range of options that you can replicate any of the wartime Iowa-class battleships.

On the first detail fret:

  1. Various Railings
  2. Mk.12 & Mk.22 Radar Antennas
  3. Mk.3 FC Radar Antenna
  4. SR Radar
  5. SP Radar
  6. SK Radar
  7. SG Radar
  8. Mk.27 Radar
  9. SK2 Radar
  10. Mk.8 FC Radar & Structures
  11. TDY-1 Radar Antennas
  12. BK ECM Antennas
  13. Mk.51 Directors
  14. Floater net Baskets
  15. Fire Hose Reels

On the antenna details fret:

  1. 2 & 3 Bar Railings
  2. Floatplane Catapults
  3. Aircraft Crane
  4. Whaleboat Details
  5. Ladders
  6. Hatches & Watertight Doors

This detail set does some significant detailing to any of the Tamiya 1/350 Iowa-class battleships though the instructions specifically identify the USS Missouri. 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.

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