18” Torpedo & Tube set
The set consists of a pair of 18” Torpedo tubes and one MkXV torpedo molded in pale resin, a substantial fret of photo etch to construct the launch tubes and torpedo details and white metal tube ends in differing configurations.
The brass is comprehensively detailed and the resin tubes and torpedo are finely molded with a little flash that is easily removed. The white metal castings give you options for empty tubes or loaded with a MkXV torpedo, which is a nice touch.
You’ll need 2 sets for the Airfix kit, which depicts a Type I MTB from 1943. If you are modeling the Revell kit, which depicts an earlier type from 1942, there is an alternative 21” Torpedo & Tube set available.
Instructions this time are on the reverse of the backing card, but the exploded view color coded diagrams are printed on a separate A4 sheet.
Single Depth charge & Rack set
The set contains one fret of etch details and a separately packaged set of four depth charges in white metal casting.
Once again the brass is consistently highly detailed in relief and the white metal castings have minimal flash to contend with.
Yet again the instructions are clear and, when used in conjunction with the exploded view diagrams, make assembly easy; this is not rocket science. Do read the narrative carefully as it contains some humour and makes the whole experience more personal, again a very nice ‘human’ touch.
Oval Carly Float set (pr)
This set is like a model in it’s own right. Inside are two resin Carly floats, a fret of brass etch, brass rod and plenty twine.
The instructions are self explanatory and the rigging guide even details the knots you need to tie.
The brass is just lovely and I can’t wait to have a go at these.
I have to admit, I miss having some directions on painting, as it’s obvious that David has spent much time and effort in researching his subject matter, a definite labour of love I suspect.
That being the case, including some hints at paint colors would just be the icing on the cake of these beautiful sets. What about it, David?!