Veteran Model continue to supply us with great aftermarket detail sets for the 350th IJN ships. This set gives you ten replacement Type 96 25mm Twin AA guns. The multi-media set includes resin components and a photo-etch fret.
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The two resin parts make up the gun assembly and the mounting base. Both of these parts are very well sculpted with minimal flash.
The remainder of the assembly requires careful photo-etch folding. The range dial and gun sight sits on top of the gun assembly. The right side rotating (pointer) wheel is comprised of two photo-etch parts with a combined five bends in about a 4mm space. This assembly attaches to the mounting base.The left side range elevating dial is one piece photo-etch, with four folds which attaches to the mounting base.The remainder of the photo-etch rounds off the details. Included are shields for both the range and the pointer operator and seats for both operators.
Assembly is straight forward, but with a model this small, a great deal of patience will be required. This set of ten guns will fit any of the current crop of 350th scale IJN ships and is a must if you plan on dressing up your build.
Highs: Very clean resin, highly detailed. Great deal for what you pay.Lows: Veteran Model could do a bit more to ensure the guns do not get damaged in shipping. My box of ten has two that have been damaged in shipping, maybe some resin plugs at the side of the fragile barrels.Verdict: Great replacement set for the twin 25mm AA guns. Considering how many of these guns are found throughout most Japanese ships and how good these replacement guns are, Veteran Model should do very well.
About Frank Portela (Clanky44) FROM: ONTARIO, CANADA
I'm an avid modeller, with about 20 odd years of experience. I belong to a very small group of modellers here in Guelph, Ontario that formed GPMG (Guelph Plastic Modelling Group) over 12 years ago. We have our annual show (WELCOME - Wellington County Modellers Exposition) in the spring. We pride ou...