Some new PE detail sets for 1/700 ships have recently arived in my mailbox
from Tom's Modelworks of Cupertino California. they have a reputation
for fineness of detail and these are no exception. Sets received include:
IJN Battleships part 2; IJN Heavy Cruisers; King George V & Prince
of Wales; and Bismarck & Tirpitz. All have well illustrated instruction
One word of caution, to enable the extremely fine details to be produced,
the metal used is of thinner section than other manufacturers and care
should be taken in its use.
Parts are included for the various lattice structures that seem
to cover IJN cruisers, as well as catapults, cranes, radar, floatplane
cradles and struts. there is also a full fret of two-bar railings
#730 IJN Battleship
Designed for use with the Ise, Nagato and Fuso Classes. The usual
comprehensive collection of parts is included with the heavy lattice
work of the Ise class being quite apparent.
According to the instructions, there are enough parts included
to do one ship of each class.
#733 Bismarck & Tirptiz
An interesting fret for the two German battleships. This set contains
all sorts of goodies ranging from funnel grills to hangar doors.
Differences between the two ships are noted and complete parts for
both are provided. there is also a fret of three-bar railings with
three different widths of stanchion spacings.
#734 King George V * Prince of Wales
This set contains details to build either the KGV or the PoW,
with parts for just one to be completed. Details include: various
radars, cranes, funnel grills, two and three-bar rails, ladders.
Anyone intending to build any of the above mentioned ships can't go
wrong with these detail sets.