A stern walk was a fairly common feature on larger warships, such as battleships and cruisers, during the late 1800s and early 1900s. It was essentially a balcony on
the outside of the hull on the stern of a ship usually reserved for the highest-ranking officer on board. Stern walks usually had a fairly elaborate railing along the
perimeter. They became less common after World War I. The
North Star Models Stern Walk Railings photo-etch set provides 5 different styles of railings, with two
lengths of each for a total of 10 railings. The brass is crisp and very nicely done and the variety of styles should provide a modeler with just the right one for their ship
model. Some research will be required to ascertain which railing style would fit your modeling subject.
This is a neat little set that will help add that last bit of detail to a unique feature found on some turn of the 20th century warships. This will come especially handy if
the photo-etch for the model does not have an appropriate railing for the stern walk. My thanks to
North Star Models for providing the review sample.
Felix Bustelo
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