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TBD Devastator Exterior Detail Set

White Ensign Models 1/72 TBD Devastator Exterior Detail Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review September 2005 Manufacturer White Ensign Models
Subject TBD Devastator Exterior Detail Set Scale 1/72
Kit Number PE7210 Primary Media Photo-Etch
Pros Exquisite detail Cons
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (BP) £3.79 (+VAT)

First Look

TBD Devastator Exterior Detail Set

White Ensign Models continues to expand its product lines into broader areas and this detail set is no exception. While remaining within the Naval theme of their business, they're pushing into 1/72 naval aircraft with their photo-etch detail sets. This latest release is designed to dress up the Airfix 1/72 TBD Devastator kit.

This is actually one of two detail sets for the Devastator kit. This set provides some nice detail for the aircraft exterior. This set starts off with some nicely detailed wingfolds complete with hinge details

The next feature is photo-etched boxes to box in the huge main landing gear wells. Another major improvement is the replacement for the bomb aimer's window under the pilot. This replacement includes the doors that cover the window and are positionable open or closed.

Finally, the set also includes photo-etched propellers for the torpedo and a nice replacement for the unique pitot-static head on the TBD.

The instructions provide good references for parts assembly and placement, plus some useful notes for colors and references to point the modeler in the right direction.

This set is designed to work with White Ensign Models' Detail Set PE7218 - Interior Detail Set.

As you can see in the photo, the detail set is not complex, but it is thorough and will turn the exterior of the 1/72 TBD Devastator into a scale replica. This set is definitely recommended!

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