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SB2C Helldiver Detail Set

White Ensign Models 1/350 SB2C Helldiver Detail Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review December 2004 Manufacturer White Ensign Models
Subject SB2C Helldiver Detail Set Scale 1/350
Kit Number PE3544 Primary Media Photo-Etch
Pros Fills in detail 'gaps' in the Trumpeter 1/350 aircraft Cons
Skill Level Advanced MSRP (USD) Approx $4.80

First Look

White Ensign Models continues to turn out some very interesting detail sets in their 1/350 scale range. In this increment, they are detailing up the Trumpeter aircraft set that contains ten Curtiss SB2C Helldivers. These aircraft sets from Trumpeter are designed to expand the aircraft composition for their own 1/350 WW2 aircraft carriers that include the Lexington, Hornet and Essex.

SB2C Helldiver Detail Set SB2C Helldiver Detail Set

This detail set provides each of the ten Trumpeter Helldivers with:

  1. Main landing gear doors
  2. Propeller
  3. Pitot tube
  4. Tailwheel
  5. Tailhook
  6. Antenna mast

These photo-etched parts will provide an additional level of detail and fidelity to your aircraft carrier's airwing. But if this still isn't enough detail for you, check out their photo-etched cockpit interior set for the Helldiver!

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!