Hasegawa 1/350 Gambier Bay Photoetch & Wooden Deck
The Hasegawa 1/350 Escort Carrier is an impressive model out of the box, but like most ship kits, there are some aspects that just are not able to be rendered in injection molded plastic. Most common are railings, but other details like antennae and masts are just too fine and are better represented in photoetch. As the Gambier Bay kit has just been released, we would expect to wait a few months for aftermarket sets to show up. Hasegawa has set us modelers up with some great photoetch sets, released at the same time as the kit itself. Here's a look at what these sets provide.
QG44 Escort Carrier USS Gambier Bay Detail Up Etching Parts Basic
QG45 Escort Carrier USS Gambier Bay Detail Up Etching Parts Super
QG46 Wooden Deck for USS Gambier Bay
These three sets together will make your Gambier Bay model really stand out. Whether you choose just the railing set or a combination of the three, the final result will be well worth the price. My thanks to Hasegawa USA for the review samples.