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MERIT’S 1/350 USS Enterprise CV-6 is impressive straight from the box, but South Korean Infini Model’s aftermarket accessories will turn it into a truly amazing build. Its USS Enterprise CV-6 1942 (Late) Detail Up Set (IM-535007R1) is a stunning collection of 12 photo-etched (PE) brass frets, four resin parts, more than 200 turned-brass barrels, ammunition magazines and capstans, and a length of anchor chain. Every aspect of the ship is upgraded with PE, with notable improvements to the superstructure, radars and bow/stern under-deck sections. Modellers will need to set aside plenty of time for this project, but the result will be stunning. If further refinement is needed, Infini also provides laser-cut self-adhesive wood flight deck panelling, in stained (IMW-35003R1) and teak (IMW- 35004R1) versions. The former appears close to Deck Blue 20-B, and would be applicable for Measure 11 and 21 schemes (from 1942 onwards), although the stain tended to fade quickly. In addition to extensive self-adhesive wooden sections, each set contains three PE frets for all the deck fittings (including a 100-plus piece barricade), a masking set for flight line markings and 16½ft (5m) of Lycra rigging thread. Infini Model products are available in the UK via Sovereign Hobbies: www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk