USN Carrier Deck 1942-1944

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Once again, Eduard steps up with an innovative photoetch accessory to add realism and context to 1/72 scale aircraft. In the tradition of their superb PE sets to go in and on aircraft kits, the growing series of prepainted PE flight deck and airfield operating surfaces adds this little beauty to its ranks.

Prepainted in natural wood flight deck color, this little gem provides a convincing and contrasting base to the blues of US Navy aircraft of the period. A few snips, and a tiny bit of filing or sanding, and the deck section is ready to mount to a firm base or slide underneath a favorite WW II Navy carrier plane. The only drawback is the small size, as larger aircraft like TBD Devastators, TBF/TBM Avengers, and SB2C Helldivers may seem to dwarf the piece – it seems better-suited for the smaller types like the F4F Wildcats, F6F Hellcats, and SBD Dauntlesses.

All said, it’s a nifty and easy little piece to enhance an American WW II carrier-borne fighter or small dive bomber. I highly recommend it to modelers of all skill levels looking for a quick and easy way to provide a sharp backdrop and context for their subject.

Thanks to Eduard and IPMS/USA for the sample and the opportunity to review this product.


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