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USN Carrier Deck 1944-45
Pre Coloured Photo Etched Brass Plate of the Lift Area
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by: Tim Hatton [ LITESPEED ]


Originally published on:
AeroScale

Contents:

The resealable plastic bag has one pre coloured photo etched deck printed onto a sheet of brass. The Eduard base has the two planked pattern, with rows of drainage grids running across it that are lightly etched into the surface. There is a little light weathering as this looks like a freshly painted deck. The lift area makes up the majority of the area. The metal itself is fairly thin and quite easy to bend if you are not careful. It might be an idea to glue it to something a lot more rigid. There is a lightly attached brass surround that comes away very easily.

Dimensions:
L: 132mm [5 3/16 inches]
W: 110mm [4 5/16 inches]

Not particularly generous in size, you will find a Avenger with a 1/72 wingspan of 229mm overhanging this portion of the deck a fair bit.

Conclusions:

So if you want something to sit your Corsairs, Hellcats, Avengers, etc then this is well worth considering. Itís a great start if you like to display your finished models on a diorama, but donít have the time to make one yourself. The price may put some off, but the quality and looks are first rate. Great idea Eduard.
SUMMARY
Highs: Looks very good. Finely etched detail.
Lows: Price, size.
Verdict: Highly recommended, will really make a change having your WWII US Navy aircraft models parked on this. Nicely done Eduard.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: 1:72
  Mfg. ID: 73422
  Suggested Retail: £16.70 from Hannants
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  PUBLISHED: Jul 27, 2012
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 90.86%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 88.49%

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About Tim Hatton (litespeed)
FROM: ENGLAND - NORTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

Aircraft are my primary interest from WWll to present day.

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