|Some of you may have heard of Pontos Models. Pontos from South Korea does produce wooden decks for plastic
kits but the company tends to provide more than just the decks. They tend to include photo-etch, metal parts,
sometimes resin replacement parts and sometimes decals. This review is on the Pontos Models upgrade set for the
Dragon 1:350 scale kit for the USS Independence CVL-22. This deck is labeled type 1 1943. For this kit, Pontos
includes a pre-stained wooden deck, photo-etch parts for deck fittings and decals that can be used on the wooden
deck. Below you will notice the deck, already pre-stained blue to match the stain used by the USN for the World War
Two carriers. You'll notice that not only do you get a finely executed wooden deck with the planking but also the fitting
locations, most of which Pontos has included the fittings on the included brass photo-etch fret.