GMM's new Sovremenny set is unique in that it supplies both early and late mainmasts as well as highly accurate replicas of all three air search radars carried by various ships of this class: The Top Steer, Top Plate, and Plate Steer radars. Also included are Palm Frond radars (three plus one spare), a complete foremast platform and yardarm assembly, numerous perforated platforms, deployed and folded helicopter rotors, details for the ship's boats, and a wide assortment of ECM and direction finding antennas.
Also included is a full set of custom-fitted main deck railing with the correct number and placement of stanchions plus openings for chocks; specialized railing sections for other areas of the ship; two accommodation ladders; a full set of watertight doors in two styles; correct four-blade screws for replacing the incorrect five-blade plastic screws supplied in the kit; flagstaff and jackstaff; inclined and vertical ladders; helicopter deck safety nets; and a pre-shaped helicopter deck landing net. A precision drilling jig is also supplied to assist in the locating of the raised rail that anchors the outer edges of the landing net.
This set will allow a modeler to configure the Trumpeter kit into any version of the Russian Sovremenny destroyer class. It also features extensive 3-D relief etching in .005" brass for extra detail as well as extra fine railings and antennas.
SEE PHOTOS AND A REVIEW OF GMM'S 1/350 SOVREMENNY PHOTOETCHED DETAIL SET!
Detailed photos plus a review of this new PE set will be found in the Photoetch Review column at:modelwarships.com and steelnavy.com