Part of the new releases in gray resin in 1:700 scale from Model Monkey is the twin 5-inch/38 Mk. 28 gun turret. These can be used in upgrading USN fast battleship,
aircraft carrier, cruiser and even
Gearing/Sumner destroyer kits. Model Monkey provides ten turrets but no barrels. There are hole locaters for the barrels, which
provides an excellent opportunity to upgrade to turned metal barrels. These are one-piece turrets with all of the detailed fittings integral to the casting. Shown in these
photographs are comparison photos of the
Model Monkey turrets next to the plastic turrets found in the Trumpeter 1:700 kit of USS Washington.
Steve Backer
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