Spoke with Jeff about this last night...told him there' s genuine interest in this. He originally stated that it would probably be 3 deck pieces, plus conning tower floor, on one 12 X 24 fret. Ther may be some extra little bits that could fit on the fret, but the extras that could be done for this mdoel add up to another photoetch project in itself...if you've ever seen the OTW PE frets, you can see what I mean.
Jeff's cost estimate was somewhere in the mid $40's range...
Now, I just spent $7 on a tiny little photoetch grill set from Aber for a 1/35 Panzer V I'm building. (I swear, the fret was probably 2 inches by 3 inches...)
I hope you all agree that for what this set will do for this model, that isn't a whole lot of money!
The biggest problem Jeff has is that we can't get our hands (we being the "U.S.") on a model so he can measure the deck outlines. Jeff can probably work some CAD magic with his 1/48 scale decks to get these to 1/72 fairly quickly...but he needs the model's conning tower floor and overall deck outline. Until he can get his hands on that reference material, he's doing the old "hurry up and wait".
Hope that helps answer some questions.
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