USN Carrier Deck 1942-44 Lift Area

Published: February 26th, 2014     
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Reviewed by: Steve Collins - IPMS# 33811
Scale: 1/72
Company: Eduard
Price: $29.95
Product / Stock #: 73418
Product provided by: Eduard

This product is a prepainted photoetched flight deck section from a US carrier between 1942 and 1944. It is made of a fairly heavy gauge brass. It partly includes one of the hangar deck lifts in the full up position. It has good texture showing the planking on the deck, the tiedown strips and the metal areas surrounding the lift, as well as some of the deck markings for the carrier. The painting gives a realistic replication of the wood grain on the deck planks and is of the early war natural wood coloring. The surface has a slight sheen, and to be more realistic, it should have a light coat of flat clear sprayed on. The deck section is big enough for a small naval aircraft, and would probably be okay with a Hellcat or a Corsair. It measures 4 3/8 x 5 1/4 inches or approximately 111 x 133 millimeters. It will make a very effective display that can be completed quickly by simply gluing it to an appropriately sized base. Highly recommended.

Thanks to Eduard for supplying the product and to IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review it.

  • Deck with Fret Attached
    Deck with Fret Attached
  • Closeup of Deck
    Closeup of Deck
  • Deck with Fret Removed
    Deck with Fret Removed
  • Deck with Aircraft Displayed
    Deck with Aircraft Displayed

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