(PE 35036) WEM 1/350 USS Essex - Sovereign Hobbies

(PE 35036) WEM 1/350 USS Essex

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WEM 1/350 USS Essex (PE 35036). Designed for the Trumpeter kit. 3 Frets, relief etched in 2 thicknesses for added realism. 

Fret 1 contains standard 3 bar and 2 bar railings, 3 bar chain railings,2 bar close stanchioned railing, flight deck centre elevator edge railings, deck edge folding wire antenna masts, antenna mast wire spreaders, single 5" 38 gun mounting details, stock vertical ladder, whale boat cradle, funnel mounted ECM sensor lattice (late fit), whale boat rudder, tripod mast side frames and rails (early fit), SC/SK radar mast platform, funnel mounted tall radar mast, tripod mast top pole bracing and SG platform, crane hooks, fuel hose reels, LSO/batman platform, short and large tripod mast platforms, funnel mounted reproducer boxes, tripod mast braces and mid platforms assembly, LSO/batman's canvas screens, fire hose points, flight deck crash barrier arms, funnel mounted SC/SK radar platform (short mast), two styles of reproducer boxes, tripod mast large platform supports, tripod mast short platform supports (early and late), siren platform, funnel mounted tall radar mast platform, funnel tall radar mast platform support frame, funnel mounted reproducer box platform, funnel cap grills, arrester wire sheaves, watertight doors with view ports, life rings, anchor cable, whale boat platform access ladder, funnel pole mast yard arm and footropes, tripod mast yard arm assembly, side elevator vertical support frames, side elevator underside fixed section braces, side elevator underside folding section braces, port and starboard accommodation ladders, catwalk to flight deck access ladders, standard and long section inclined ladders, watertight doors.

Fret 2 contains forward and aft antenna mast screens, two styles of radar intercept antennas, side elevator safety nets and braces, floater baskets, funnel mounted TDY antenna platform, SG radar antennas, tripod mast top pole YE antenna, SP, SK, SM and SR radar antenna assemblies, Mk 51 director details, SK2 radar antenna assembly, TDY antennas and poles, late YE antenna platform, funnel port side SK antenna platform and support, SC2 radar antenna assembly, fire control IFF antennas, Mk22 height finder antenna, Mk4/Mk12 fire control antenna, forward and aft LSO/batman jump nets.

Fret 3 contains single 20mm oerlikon assembly, 40mm quad bofors details and twin 20mm oerlikon assembly.

Paint and thinners classify as flammable liquid and can only be sent via our specialised contract to Mainland Great Britian as they are dangerous goods. The cost of this is rather high per parcel so we have a minimum paint/thinners order of 6 tins/bottles to allow us to reduce the postage cost to our customers.  
The minimum order is 6 tins of paint or bottles of thinners or a combination of both. 1 bottle of thinners counts as 1 tin. The paint can be a combination of any colour and tins within coloursets count as individual tins.  If you require any help with this please contact us.
We can send out orders of less than 6 tins/bottles but they incur the full postage charge of £13 per shipment. Please contact us if you wish to order less than the minimum. 

Parcelforce48 (for paint & thinners) 6 tin minimum - £6.50.

Parcelforce48 (for paint & thinners) 12 tin minimum - £4.50.

Parcelforce48 (for paint & thinners) £75 total order spend - FREE

All other products are sent via Royal Mail 1st class or Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed. All costs are automatically calculated during checkout before any payment is taken. For a guide price see below.

Royal Mail 1st class (UK) costs start at £1.50 up to £9.50 depending on the size and weight of the total order.

We offer free posatge to the UK for all orders over £75.

Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed starts at £8.20 up to £17.90 depending on the size and weight of the total order.

We offer free interntional postage for orders over £150.


Under EU law a consumer is entitled to cancel a distance sales contract without notice up to 14 days after delivery. We as Sovereign Hobbies Ltd are obligated to refund the full value of the goods paid by you, plus the basic rate of postage available to you for that product to your address at the time of order. Customers cancelling however are obligated to return the goods to us in as-new condition at your expense. With specific reference to paint order cancellations, this means you are required to return flammable liquids to us via the post, which may be greatly simplified by asking us to arrange collection for you under our dangerous goods handling contract. You are entitled to use any carrier you wish, but point out that it is illegal to fail to disclose the Class III Flammable Liquids nature of the contents of the return package in order to have the package accepted by a courier under their normal services. Please note that the true cost of the Parcelforce 48hr service paid for by Sovereign Hobbies Ltd is circa £13, not the £6.50 that we charge using a minimum order platform to offset postage. Returns will be charged at the true cost if you use us to arrange collection.

For more information on returns please follow this link https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/pages/terms-and-conditions-returns-refunds

We are now offering a special order option for out of stock items. If an item is out of stock and available for special order you will see a clickable button for "special order". Payment is required at time of ordering. Once added to cart, you can checkout, select postage method and make payment as per the usual procedure. 

Special order stock is not in stock with us at the time of ordering. We will order the item in for you.

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Colourcoats Paint

We advised that you ensure to purchase enough paint to complete the model to maintain accuracy. Whilst we do everything in our power to ensure consistancy between batches using real people and not machine, we are also carrying out constant improvement of our range and colour accuracy. As such we do make changes to colours when new information shows a discrepancies in our range. This allows us to carry the most accurate and authentic paint range. Therefore we advise that you ensure to order enough paint to complete the model, especially when building larger scale kits.

Royal Navy Paint Range Information

Application Guide

Colourcoats paints are either a matt or satin finish (each paint is detailed on the listing). Satin finishes allows decals to often be applied directly to the colour without need for a gloss varnish to avoid backing film silvering, whilst avoiding the excessive drying times and difficulties in getting an even coat when working with gloss paints. This also means Colourcoats is very quick drying for application of multiple coats/varnishes compared to gloss enamels. Colourcoats is also highly opaque meaning that a single coat is often sufficient coverage. It can be sprayed with a suitable airbrush or brush painted. When brush painting multiple thinned coats are recommended with sable brushes.

If necessary Colourcoats can be thinned with either the standard quality solvent thinners - White Spirit in the UK/ Paint Thinners in the USA, or cellulose thinners/ lacquer thinners in the USA for rapid drying. The recommended thinner however is Colourcoats Thinners, a specially formulated enamel thinner which combines the drying times of cellulose, far less odour than either type of general purpose thinner, very good paint adhesion without softening plastic and is fully compatible with Colourcoats paint long term - meaning you can return unused thinned paint to the tin for long term storage. Sovereign Hobbies Ltd takes no responsibility for performance or storage issues where thinners other than Colourcoats Thinners are used, because obviously we have no control over what the end user chooses to add and we cannot product test with every random liquid someone may add to Colourcoats paint.

Solid pigments will tend to separate from the carrier solvent if sat still for long periods of time, so we strongly recommend thorough mixing before use.



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