White Ensign Models 1/700 USN WW2 Radars First Look
|Date of Review||June 2008||Manufacturer||White Ensign Models|
|Subject||USN WW2 Radars||Scale||1/700|
|Kit Number||PE789||Primary Media||Photo-Etch|
|Pros||This set provides some amazing detail for any 1/700 US WWII combatant||Cons|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (BP)||£2.51|
White Ensign Models continues to turn out some very interesting detail sets in their 1/700 scale range. Their photo-etch detail sets add levels of detail and fidelity to a variety of ship subjects, and this release is definitely no exception!
This set is s collection of the major radar antennas fitted to US Navy combatants during World War 2. While many AMS modelers will receive the appropriate antennas with a master detail set designed for a given ship subject, some modelers don't care to apply all of those details. They do recognize that radar antennas are more realistic in appearance when done in photo-etch versus styrene and want the option for an antenna-only set. Others are still waiting for detail sets for their favorite subjects, and this set will address one of the more visible details on a ship model.
As you can see in the photo, this detsil set provides a nice array of antennas which include:
These detail sets are the lifeblood of naval AMS modelers and the crew at White Ensign Models continue to turn out some impressive work at a very reasonable price.
My sincere thanks to White Ensign Models for this review sample!