The set consists of two lengths of braided wire and four resin parts for the end shackles for the cables carried on the rear hull. The resin is cleanly cast with just some minor resin film to be removed from inside the end section and the smallest of casting scars to be cleaned up once removed from the casting block. The detail definition on the shackles and wire tow cables is very realistic and the cables are quite soft allowing easy bends to be incorporated.
The shackles have small holes in the end to accept the wire cable and I found it best to lightly file the end of the cable to a rounded profile to allow the cable to be inserted as it tended to ‘catch' the outside of the shackle hole otherwise. This is very easy to do due to the soft nature of the cables and a small dab of cyanoacrylate will secure the cable in the end shackle and you are ready to go. Adding the cables to the kit using any of the available etched sets for the securing clips will add further detail to the final kit.
A simple update set to replace any kit tow cables for better detail definition and the soft metal cables allows easy and natural bends to be incorporated.
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