3D Model Parts
IJN Twin 25mm Anti-Aircraft Guns, 3D Model Parts 1:500 Scale, Review by Steve Backer - If you model in 1:500 scale, there are a limited number
of kits available. Fujimi has some new mold 1:500 scale models but many of the models in this scale were molded decades ago, such as those by
Nichimo, with all of the inherent limitations and lack of detail that implies. The
3D Model Parts twin 25mm gun mounts are an absolute essential for
IJN warship models in 1:500 scale.
IJN Triple 25mm Anti-Aircraft Guns, 3D Model Parts 1:500 Scale, Review by Steve Backer - Whether you have a new 1:500 scale model from Fujimi
or a golden oldie kit in that scale from Nichimo, any late war large Japanese warship will have triple 25mm anti-aircraft guns.
3D Model Parts has
extraordinarily well detailed 1:500 scale triple 25mm mounts that will be far more detailed than the plastic kit parts out of the box.
USN 5-Inch/51 Gun, 3D Model Parts 1:350 Scale, Review by Felix Bustelo - The 3D Model Parts of the USN 5-Inch/51 1:350 scale parts are finely
done, incorporating such details as the gun sights on the barrels. The parts come on casting runners but have thin attachment points for easier removal.
This set is another homerun from
3D Model Parts.
Chicago Piano 1.1-Inch Quadruple Anti-Aircraft Gun, 3D Model Parts 1:350 Scale, Review by Felix Busteo - The 3D Model Parts mounts are
much finer than kit provided plastic parts and are three-dimensional, which is something you can’t get with brass photo-etch versions. The parts come
on casting runners but have thin attachment points for easier removal. These resin mounts are an excellent upgrade for your pre-war and early-war U.S.
Navy ship and are well worth the $7.49 price tag.
Quadruple Royal Navy Pom-Poms, 3D Model Parts 1:700 Scale, Review by Steve Backer - You may want to upgrade the plastic quadruple 2-pdr
pom-pom mounts provided in commercial kits to these highly detailed resin pom-pom mounts from
3D Model Parts. Set B702 provides four quadruple
Kriegsmarine Flakvierling C38 with Gun Shield, 3D Model Parts 1:700 Scale, Review by Steve Backer - The four-barreled flakvierling was the most
common light anti-aircraft gun platform for the Kriegsmarine and Wehrmacht from 1941 to 1945.
3D Model Parts has produced a superb set of resin
replacement parts to replace clunky injected plastic parts found in commercial kits.
IJN 25mm Type 96 Twin Anti-aircraft Guns, 3D Model Parts 1:700 Scale, Review by Steve Backer - The Imperial Japanese Navy 25mm Twin Mount
anti-aircraft gun,3
D Model Parts set N702, provides great value for any modeler who builds 1:700 scale IJN warships.
5-Inch/25 Open Mount Dual Purpose Guns, 3D Model Parts 1:700 Scale - It is almost impossible for plastic parts in a warship kit to duplicate the
fineness and detail of the same parts in resin. The
3D Model Parts 5-inch/25 open mount gun in 1:700 scale provides superb detail in the mount and
barrel/mechanisms. This significant gun was mounted in five classes of USN Treaty cruisers from
Pensacola through Brooklyn. It is the perfect
replacement for the plastic guns found on the kits of
USS Indianapolis by Tamiya or any of the New Orleans Class kits by Trumpeter.
IJN 25mm Type 96 Single Anti-Aircraft Gun, 3D Model Parts 1:700 Scale - The 3D Model Parts IJN 25mm Type 96 single barrel anti-aircraft gun
on pedestal mount is the perfect solution for any modeler building a 1:700 scale IJN warships kit. Regardless if you are providing the guns to replace
crude plastic guns or providing them because the plastic kit doesn't even have the parts for the single guns, the
3D Model Parts 25mm gun provides
the solution.
15cm Panzerschiffe Secondary Gun Mounts, 3D Model Parts 1:700 Scale - As many are aware, Trumpeter has released two models of the
Admiral Graf Spee in 1:700 scale. One in the 1939 fit as lost and one in the initial fit on Neutrality Patrol during the Spanish Civil War.
Then there are the earlier kits of
Graf Spee, Lutzow, Admiral Scheer or Deutschland. Even the latest kits can be improved and 3D Model Parts does
just that. Set
D713 provides eight LC/28 single 15cm gun mounts for a panzerschiffe.
Vickers Quadruple 0.50 Machine Gun Mounts, 3D Model Parts 1:700 Scale - Those Vickers quadruple 50 caliber machine gun mounts on your early
war Trumpeter 1:700 scale
Queen Elizabeth class battleships and Repulse look very bloated and overweight if you are using kit plastic parts. They are
not going to hack it if you are facing Luftwaffe Stukas, Ju-88s or He-111s, or in the case of
Repulse, Japanese Nell's and Betty's. What you need to be
competative against these aerial foes are resin Vickers quadruple machine gun mounts from
3D Model Parts.
Royal Navy Octuple 2-pdr Pom-Pom Gun Mounts, 3D Model Parts 1:700 Scale - You may want to upgrade the plastic octuple 2-pdr pom-pom
mounts provided in Royal Navy capital ship plastic models to these highly detailed resin pom-pom mounts from
3D Model Parts. Set B701 provides
four quadruple mounts in each tube. Each mount comes with two pieces, the base mount and the guns section. The barrels are very thin with the
conical muzzle flash suppressors to capture their delicate appearance in 1:700 scale.
Quadruple Bofors 40mm Gun Mount, Without Shield, 3D Model Parts 1:700 Scale - 3D Model Parts produces USN versions of the Bofers gun,
with set U-706 being the quadruple 40mm mount without shield. Packed in a tube, set U-706 provides nine highly detailed resin gun mounts. Each
mount has two parts, the guns ad the base mount.
Five-Inch/51 Surface Action Gun, 3D Models 1:700 Scale - The Five-Inch/51 gun was the was the standard secondary gun for the USN battleship
designs prior to World War Two. It was also mounted on some  aircraft carriers.
3D Model Parts has reproduced the 5-in/51 in 1:700 scale. The label
on the photographs is wrong in that the 5-Inch/51 was for surface action only, as the 5-Inch/25 was the prewar DP gun.
Five-Inch/38 Dual Purpose Twin Gun Turrets, 3D Model Parts 1:700 Scale - The twin 5-Inch Dual-Purpose Gun, Mk 32, showed up on about
every warship class of any size in the USN inventory by the end of World War Two. For carriers and battleships to destroyers and auxiliaries, this
versatile gun mount made its appearance.
3D Model Parts has produced a very highly detailed set of the twin Five-Inch DP  turret in 1:700 scale. Set
U711 provides six turrets with barrels with hollow muzzles and blast bags.
Twin Oerlikon 20mm on Tripod Mount, 3D Model Parts 1:700 Scale - Now the modeler has an option to have finely detailed twin Oerlikon mounts
in resin from
3D Model Parts giving a true three dimensional look. The tube contains parts for 27 mounts. Each mount has two parts, the shield,
pedestal and cradle in one part and the twin guns as the second part.
1.1-inch (28mm) Quadruple Anti-Aircraft Gun Mount, 3D Model Parts 1:700 Scale - 3D Model Parts produces a 1:700 scale quadruple Chicago
Piano mount in resin, which is far finer than kit provided plastic parts but clearly more three dimensional than brass photo-etch parts. Eight mounts are
included in a tube with a price of $7.49.
Brass Barrels for the Trumpeter Richelieu or Jean Bart, Aber 1:700 Scale, Review by Steve Backer - Aber provides the modeler with nice choices of
turned brass barrels for the
Richelieu or Jean Bart in 1:700 scale. You have a choice of brass barrels designed for use without blast bags or with blast
bags, as well as another set for the 6-inch secondary barrels.
HMS Hood 15-Inch Gun Brass Barrels, Aber 1:700 Scale - Aber Sets L-08 & L-09 - Aber from Poland has produced two different sets of turned
brass barrels for 1:700 scale HMS Hood kits. Which one you get depends upon if the kit turrets have blast bags or don't have them.
Admiralty Model Works
USN Harpoon Mk. 141 Four Missile Cannister, Admiralty Model Works 1:700 Scale, Review by Felix Bustelo - The Harpoon Mk. 141 upgrade
set with turned brass barrels from Admiralty Model Works will be a welcome addition to any modern 1:700 scale model that is fitted with Harpoon
Atlantic Models
Royal Navy 4.5-Inch Mk 8 Gun Barrels, Atlantic Models, Review by Felix Bustelo - The turned brass 4.5-inch Mark 8 barrels from Atlantic Models
are a most welcome improvement to the kit supplied white metal part and are highly recommended. My Type 21 and Type 42 kits will benefit greatly
from this new accessory from
Peter Hall.
16-Inch/45 Brass Barrels, B&B 1:350 Scale, Review by Dave Judy - Dave Judy looks at the B&B 16-Inch/45 Mk6 brass barrels for his North
. These are the newest on B&B's list and they are for the 1/350 scale North Carolina, Washington, South Dakota, Indiana, Massachusetts,
B&D Barrels
Brass Barrel Set for the HobbyBoss or Combrig French Battleship Danton, B&D Barrels 1:350 Scale, Review by Felix Bustelo - The Danton Brass
Barrel Set (BDB35074) will run you $45.00 with free shipping in the United States (a minor fee for shipping everywhere else). No matter which side of
the plastic versus resin kit camp you fall into, your model will benefit from this set.
Brass Barrel Set for the Combrig SMS Bayern, B&D Barrels 1:350 Scale, Review by Felix Bustelo - The SMS Baden/Bayern Brass Barrel Super Set
(BD35057) will run you $69.00 with free shipping in the United States (a minor fee for shipping everywhere else). If you are on a budget, B&D Barrels
offers a set of the just the eight 15-inch barrels (BD35056) for $27.00. Either way, your build of either
SMS Baden or Bayern will benefit.
Brass Barrels for the Combrig HMS Victoria 1:350 Scale, B&D Barrels, Review by Felix Bustelo - If you wish to enhance your build of a
Victoria-class battleship, this is an effective way to go. For the price, which includes shipping in the United States or a minor fee for shipping
everywhere else, you really can’t go wrong.
8-Inch Brass Barrels for the Trumpeter Admiral Hipper Class Cruisers, B&D Barrels 1:350 Scale - With the Trumpeter 1:350 scale release of
Prinz Eugen in 1945 fit in September and the imminent arrival of their 1:350 scale Admiral Hipper, it is the perfect time to consider how you will
further enhance these big cruiser kits with B&D brass barrels.
Brass Barrels for the Glencoe USS Oregon in 1:225 Scale, B&D Barrels - The cavalry has arrived in the form of a multi-gun machined brass
barrel set designed specifically for the kit by B & D Barrels. The gangs all here! You get all of these big barrel delights in 1:225 scale with all necessary
brass barrels for 13-inch/35, 8-inch/35, and 6-inch/40 guns.
Complect Zip
Borodino Class Turrets, Complect Zip 1:350 Scale Review by Felix Bustelo - Felix Bustelo thinks this set is worth getting, as it addresses the
issues with the main and secondary armament of the Eastern Express/Zvezda kits of the
Borodino Class Russian Battleships. If you are looking to build
a show-stopping
Borodino class model and have purchased or planning to buy some of the other after-markets detail and upgrade sets then you should
add this to your shopping list – you really can’t go wrong.  
Canet Six-Inch Guns, Complect Zip 1:350 Scale, Review by Felix Bustelo - The Canet 6-inch gun set in 1:350 scale from Complect Zip set will
replace the plastic 6” guns found on the Zvezda
Varyag kit and they are even improvements to the guns in the Combrig Askold kit. There may be
additional applications if more Imperial Russian cruiser kits are produced.
Corsair Armada
Five-Inch/38 USN DP Single Gun Enclosed Mount, 1:350 Scale by Corsair Armada - Corsair Armada has now branched out into 1:350 scale. Long
known for excellent kits in 1:700 scale, this set in 1:350 scale provides eight 5-Inch/38 USN DP Single Gun Enclosed Mounts with base rings. With
eight turrets and base rings, with a choice of five different barrel styles and a brass photo-etch fret of over 100 parts, Corsair Armada provides a great
deal for the modeler.
Corsair Armada Detail Parts - In addition to selling complete kits, Corsair Armada also sells detailed weaponry for modelers that wish to upgrade
other kits.
Bill Smallshaw looks at the 1:700 scale detail parts sets from Corsair Armada for the 20mm Oerlikon, 5-Inch/25 Open Mount and 5-Inch/38
Open Mount.
Flagship Models
13-Inch Seacoast Mortar, Flagship Models 1:32 Scale - Who needs chariots to reduce the rebs to submission when the Flagship 1:32 13-Inch
Seacoast Mortar can do the job single handedly. With this heavy ordnance, you can quickly reduce any of those Confederate forts guarding a rebel port,
seize the port and promptly end the nefarious blockade running. Jefferson Davis will be groveling in no time.
Flyhawk Model
Royal Navy 4.7-Inch/45 Mk XII Brass Barrels, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale, Set FH 700075 - Flyhawk provides eight turned brass barrels with hollow
muzzles carried in twin mount British destroyers of the
Tribal, J, K and N Classes, as well as the S Class. These barrels can also be used for British
destroyers with single gun mounts from the
A Class through the R Class., whose Mk IX guns were almost identical to the Mk XII.
Royal Navy 4-Inch (102mm) MK XII Brass Barrels, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale, Set FH 700076 - Flyhawk Model is well known for their
numerous relief-etched brass frets. However,
Flyhawk also produces an expanding series of turned brass barrels and fittings. This is Flyhawk set
FH-700076, which provides nine Royal Navy 4-Inch (102mm) MK XII guns in 1:700 scale.
Infini Models
Iowa Class Brass Barrels & Blast Bags, Infini Models 1:350 Scale, Review by Felix Bustelo - Infini Models offers the brass barrel set on its own so
that you can use them with the WW2 or Gulf War fit
Missouri or Vietnam fit New Jersey or as part of their larger detail set for the Gulf War Missouri
kit. This set is highly recommended to upgrade you Tamiya
Iowa class kit, whatever flavor you may have.
Harpoon Missile Set, Infini Model 1:350 Scale, Review by Felix Bustelo - The Harpoon missile upgrade set in 1:350 scale from Infini Model is superb
and will go a long way in upgrading any 1:350 scale ship model that is fitted with Harpoon missiles.
Japanese Type 96 Anti-Aircraft Guns, Infini Models 1:350 Scale, Review by Felix Bustelo - These sets from Infini Models will allow you to build
highly detailed 1:350 scale Type 96 25mm guns whether they are single, twin or triple mounts. Each gun is a mini kit on its own and because of this
Felix would recommend it for modelers with experience working with photo-etch. Even the ammo lockers are detailed but not as challenging to make as
the guns. Whichever set or combination of sets you choose to replace kit parts, you can’t go wrong as they will add a lot of extra detail to your model.
Richelieu Replacement Turrets, L'Arsenal 1:350 Scale, Review y Steve Backer - If you want to enhance the French battleship Richelieu kit from
Trumpeter in 1:350 Scale, the replacement turret set from
L'Arsenal is for you. With high quality and extremely detailed resin and brass photo-etched
parts and exquisite turned brass gun barrels, the
L'Arsenal Richelieu turret set is a must have.
Oerlikon Twin 20mm AA Guns, L'Arsenal 1:350 Scale, Set AC350-59 - L'Arsenal makes a superb set of Oerlikon twin 20mm AA guns in 1:350
scale. The advantage of this
L’Arsenal product, AC350-59, is that it is in truly three dimensions.
USN 14-Inch/50 Brass Barrels, L'Arsenal 1:350 Scale - Who produces brass battleship barrels in 1:350 scale? Voila! L'Arsenal! One of the many
new accessory products coming from Normandy is this set of twelve 14-Inch/50 brass barrels. Numbered
AC350-61 you receive all the main gun
barrels that you need for a model of any of the
California or New Mexico class battleships.
5-Inch/25 Open Mount HA Guns, L'Arsenal 1:350 Scale - Battleships, cruisers, carriers, destroyers ... almost all types of warships of the USN in
World War Two had the 5-Inch/25 HA gun mounted for the heavy antiaircraft ordnance. Modelers have incessantly sought a replacement of this gun
for a wide variety of plastic and resin kits in 1:350 scale.
L'Arsenal has now responded with L'Arsenal set AC350-36.
US Navy 1.1-Inch Quadruple AA Guns, L'Arsenal 1:350 Scale - Don't let your model of Lexington or any other model mounting the 1.1-inch
Chicago Pianos, get a red card from the IPMS judges. With
L'Arsenal resin and brass 1:350 scale USN 1.1-inch AA guns, your build will stay in the
game until the end with enough energy and snap to win the sudden-death tiebreakers of competition.
Five-Inch/38 USN DP Single Gun Open Mount, 1:350 Scale by L'Arsenal - This first version of the classic USN 5-Inch/38 DP gun was used in the
Yorktown Class, Wasp and Essex Class aircraft carriers, as well as numerous CVEs, one heavy cruiser and many mid-wars USN destroyer classes.
L'Arsenal produces an 1:350 scale set of detailed 5-Inch/38 open mount guns, that come four per pack. Far superior to the plastic parts provided in
the Trumpeter
Hornet, Essex, Yorktown (II) and Franklin 1:350 carrier kits, every modeler building one of these kits should seriously consider this set
to replace the parts in the kit.
AC 350-21.
Brass Barrels for the USN Five-Inch/38 in 1:350 Scale - Jacques Druel has now produced another "Must Have" for the modeler who wishes to
super-detail his 1:350 USN warship.
L'Arsenal now sells packs of ten five-inch/38 gun barrels in 1:350 scale, just perfect for your Fletcher, Essex or
just about any warship that carried the classic USN single or twin enclosed mounts.
USN Twin Five-Inch/38 DP Mk 32 Gun Mounts - USN designs of World War Two used the twin 5-inch/38 DP gun mounts wherever possible. This
Dual Purpose design was probably the best medium AA gun of the war.
L'Arsenal has a super-detail set, AC 350-13 that contains five gun mounts
with optional barrels, with or without blast bags.
Bofors 40mm Twin Mounts, L'Arsenal 1:350 Scale - At the end of World War Two in the face of the Kamikaze threat, if the United States Navy
could not fit a quad Bofors on a warship, they would use twin Bofors mounts.
L'Arsenal now produces a super-detail pack of twin 40mm Bofors.
This set in brass and resin, comes with parts for six twin 40mm Bofors mounts.
Five-Inch/38 Single Gun Mounts from L'Arsenal - This set of fully enclosed gun mounts comes with 15 resin parts, 5 gun mounts, 5 barrels with
blast bags and 5 barrels without blast bags. Produced by
L'Arsenal in 1:350 scale.
New accessories from L'Arsenal are seen in the July 2002 Update. Now available are the long awaited Bofors Quad 40mm 1:350 (six per pack),
Breguet Alize, modern French ASW aircraft 1:400 (five per pack), and F4U Corsair Four Bladed Propeller 1:400 (five per pack).
Lion Roar
HMS Hood Resin Turrets & Brass Barrels Set, Lion Roar 1:350 Scale - If you just want replacement turrets and brass barrels to replace the goofs
included in the Trumpeter 1:350 scale
HMS Hood kit, Lion Roar has addressed your need. Lion Roar set LE350007 includes just the resin main gun
turrets and brass barrels to replace the plastic caricature items in the Trumpeter kit. Now you can use any manufacturer's brass photo-etch detail set for
the kit and still get replacement turrets and barrels from
Lion Roar without buying their full detail set.
IJN 14-Inch/45 Brass Barrels Set, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale - Here is a new brass barrel set in 1:700 scale from Lion Roar, set LE700041. This time
it is the Japanese 14-Inch/45 guns found on the
Kongo, Fuso and Ise class battleships/battle cruisers.
Yamato Main Gun Brass Barrels and Turret Brass Photo-Etch Fret, Lion Roar 1:350 Scale - The Lion Roar 1:350 scale brass set for the
Yamato main gun turrets, LE350005 expands upon the concept that the company introduced for brass barrels and turret detail in 1:700 scale. Not only
does the modeler receive brass barrels but also gets a more than generous amount of relief-etched detail in the accompanying brass photo-etch fret.
Lion Roar has produced an excellent product.
Iowa Class, USN Battleship Brass Barrels Set, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale - In 1:700 scale the Iowa class has made appearances in many versions from
World War Two to the late 1980s. Radar, superstructure, aircraft complement, light AA may have changed but they always had their 16-inch/50 main
armament. Whether your
Iowa class will be tackling the Yamato or pounding ground positions, you will need your big guns. Lion Roar has produced a
new set of brass gun barrels for the
Iowa class, set LE700022.
Bismarck Class, German Battleship Brass Barrels, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale - Within the last year a lot of new 1:700 scale kits of the Bismarck and
Tirpitz have been released. For Atlantic action the Kriegsmarine could use new barrels for the Bismarck class battleships. Lion Roar produces a set of
brass barrels that will definitely enhance your
Bismarck and Tirpitz. Included in Lion Roar set LE700021 are eight brass barrels and a brass fret of
turret details.
Yamato Class, Japanese Battleship Brass Barrels, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale - If you want a real treat, consider the new product of brass barrels
Lion Roar for the Yamato Class in 1:700 scale, set LE700020. Brass barrels have been around for some time but with the barrels from Lion
you get an added bonus, a photo-etch fret.
Loose Cannon Models
1.1-Inch USN AA Guns, Resin Chicago Pianos, Loose Cannon Models 1:700 Scale - "I am Spartacus!" This of course is the Loose Cannon code
for "Yes, we have resin Chicago Pianos!"
Loose Cannon set LCW002 includes five 1.1-inch quadruple AA mounts in resin in 1:700 scale.  
Master Model
US 3-Inch/50 Gun Barrels, Master Model 1:350 Scale, Review By Felix Bustelo - The Polish company Master Models has added the US 3”/50 gun
to its 1/350 scale brass barrels offerings. The barrels are sold in packages of 12 which enables to you fit several kits. Review by
Felix Bustelo.
USS Arizona Brass Barrel Set, Master Model 1:350 Scale, Review by Felix Bustelo - Mini-Hobbies and most recently the Hobby Boss label have
released an 1:350 Scale
USS Arizona and there are plenty of photo-etch sets out there to help overcome the kits' shortcomings.  So with some good
modeling skills and good brass you would make a winner of this kit with a bit of work and TLC. Now some additional help as arrived with the Master
USS Arizona barrel set.
USN 5-Inch/25 (127mm) Gun Barrels, Master Model 1:350 Scale, Review by Felix Bustelo - Master Models has an impressive and growing
inventory of barrels marketed in their Sea Masters Series in the two major scales - 1/350 and 1/700.  One of their more recent offerings is a set of
1/350 scale 5”/25 barrels sold in packages of 14.  These barrels were originally available only as part of their
USS San Francisco set but they are now
sold separately.
Oliver Hazard Perry Brass 76mm/62 Gun and Antennas, Master Model 1:350 Scale, Review by Felix Bustelo - The Academy 1/350 Scale plastic
kit of the
Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate was generally well received and it garnered very positive reviews. Injection-molded gun barrels and antennas
typically are a little over scale due to the limitations in the process.  To help address this, Master Models has released a set comprising of a turned brass
76mm/62 OTO-Melara gun barrels and five antennas. From the heart of the Financial District in Downtown Manhattan
Felix "The Enforcer" Bustelo
presents this review of the Master Model set.
Japanese 18.1-Inch (460mm) Metal Barrels, Master Model 1:350 Scale - If you are building the biggest of the big, the Tamiya Yamato or
Mushashi, Master Model may have just the upgrade that you need. Master Model SM-350-005 contains nine aluminum barrels for the 18.1-inch
(460mm) main guns.
German 15-Inch/380mm and 4.1-inch/105mm Heavy AA gun Metal Models, 1:350 Scale - Produced in Poland, these Master Model packs provide
eight turned metal barrels for either
Bismarck or Tirpitz. The second pack provides sixteen turned brass barrels for the earlier C/31 Bismarck only, or
for the
Scharnhorst class, Hipper class or the Panzerschiffes.
Micro Master
German 105mm SK L/40 Guns, Micro Master 1:350 Scale, Review by Felix Bustelo - The German 10.5cm/40 SK L/40 Guns set is a most welcome
accessory set that corrects a major flaw in the Revell
Emden/Dresden kits and it is highly recommended. You can order this set through the Micro
Master page on www.shapeways.com.
Niko Model
USN Three-Inch/50 Gun, Niko Model 1:350 Scale, Review by Felix Bustelo - The Niko Model USN 3-inch/50 weapon upgrade set could be used to
replace the plastic 3-inch/50 caliber guns in the Trumpeter
USS England kit or maybe those found in some resin kits if you feel that these are better
versions. This accessory is available through various retailers that are Steel Navy sponsors.
Hedgehog Mk. 11, Niko Model 1:350 Scale, Review by Felix Bustelo - You can add a little more detail to any kit in 1:350 scale that is fitted with a Mk.
11 Hedgehog by replacing the kit part with the Niko Model set. I haven’t seen any kit parts that either have individual projectiles or some that actually
resemble the real things. This accessory is available through various retailers that are Steel Navy sponsors.
Italian Eight-Inch (203mm) Cruiser Turned Brass Barrels, NNT 1:700 Scale - Any 1:700 scale model of an Italian heavy cruiser could benefit from
this set of turned brass barrels for Italian 8-inch (203mm) cruisers, released by
NNT as their barrel set B21. The set of eight barrels will outfit one
cruiser and was produced for
NNT by Schatton Modellbau and of course comes with drilled out muzzles.
German WWI Brass Barrels for 210mm, 350mm and 380mm Guns, Plus Tapered Conical Masts, NNT 1:700 Scale - Do you need the best in brass
accessories for your 1:700 scale High Seas Fleet. If so,
NNT has a whole line of brass barrels for the German warships of World War One. Here are the
three newest barrel sets from
Brass Barrels in 1:700 Scale from NNT - Many modelers do not realize that there is an extensive range of brass barrels that are produced by NNT. The
following photographs show nine of the types of barrels that are currently available from
NNT in this ever increasing range of quality products. Most
barrels have the muzzles bored out. This photographic review shows nine different gun barrels, from the British 15-Inch to the German 5.9-Inch. The
5.9-Inch (150mm) and 6-Inch (152mm) guns appear to come 12 per bag, while the larger guns appear to be 10 per bag. However, check the
NNT web
site for the exact count per gun type.
28cm Coastal Gun Battery - The newest 1:700 kit from NNT is a 28cm (11-Inch) gun battery & bunker. This models one of the triple 11-Inch gun
turrets removed from
Gneisenau in 1942 and transported to Norway for coastal defense.
North Star Models
Quad Vickers Machine Gun Mark III Mounts, North Star Models 1:350 Scale, Review by Felix Bustelo - The North Star Models quad Vickers .50
machine gun Mark III mount are detailed little gems. The turned brass barrels may not be totally accurate but this shouldn’t stop you from buying either
version to upgrade your Royal Navy ship model. These are clearly better than any provided in injection-plastic kits.
Royal Navy 4-Inch Twin Mounts, North Star Models 1:350 Scale, Review by Felix Bustelo - The North Star Models Royal Navy 4-in Mk. XVI guns
in Mk. XIX twin mounts are the best that I have seen in this scale and are clearly better than any that are provided in injection-plastic kits and even in
most resin kits.
Five-Inch/38 DP Enclosed Turrets, Single & Twin, Plus 26-Foot USN Motor Whaleboat, Paper-Lab 1:350 Scale - From the Great White North
comes a new producer of 1:350 scale resin warship model accessories. Paper-Lab of Toronto, Ontario, Canada has produced seven different sets of
accessory packs for 1:350 scale USN models. Two are of the 5-inch/38 DP twin mount, three of the 5-inch/38 DP single mount and two different
types of 26-foot motor whaleboat.
Rainbow Model
Imperial Japanese Navy Depth Charge Racks, Rainbow Model 1:350 Scale, Review by Felix Bustelo - The IJN depth charge frames set from
Rainbow Model has crisp, well-done photo-etch and resin parts. This set will add some good detail to your model of an Imperial Japanese Navy
combatant that was fitted with depth charges.
Imperial Japanese Navy Depth Charges, Rainbow Model 1:350 Scale, Review by Felix Bustelo - Now if you prefer the do-it-yourself route and would
rather make your own depth charges from plastic rod, then have at it. Personally, I would rather take the easy way and use this set for my Imperial
Japanese Navy models when applicable. With parts to make a total of 40 depth charges, you can get a lot of mileage from this accessory set without the
Regia Marina
Littorio Class Brass Barrels, Regia Marina 1:700 Scale, Review by Steve Backer - Fuming with fungos? I'm talking about the oversize muzzle
reinforcing bands on the muzzles of the Trumpeter gun barrels for the
Littorio Class battleships. Those plastic barrels look like fungo bats or have a
severe case of goiters.
Regia Marina  to the rescue with their turned brass barrels for the Trumpeter 1:700 scale kits of the Littorio Class battleships.
Metal Barrels for the Vittorio Veneto Class, Regia Marina 1:350 Scale - Regia Marina has produced turned metal barrels in 1:350 scale for the
15-inch and 6-inch guns of the Italian battleships of the
Vittorio Veneto class. The barrels can be purchased in sets of just the main 15-inch guns, sets
of just the secondary 6-inch guns, or a combined set of both types of guns.  
SSN Modellbau
AGM-62 Walleye Guided Bomb Set, SSN Modellbau 1:350 Scale, Review by Felix Bustelo - The AGM-62 Walleye guided bomb by SSN Modellbau
in 1:350 scale accessory set will let modelers super-detail modern United States Navy aircraft parked on carrier flight decks waiting to be deployed.
JDAM Crates, SSN Modellbau 1:350 Scale, Review by Felix Bustelo - The SSN Modellbau 1:350 scale set of JDAM crates is a clever accessory set
that will make the flight deck of a modern United States Navy aircraft carrier look busy as crews ready the bombs for the JDAM system and
deployment on aircraft. The set is simple but effective and a dream for super-detailers.
Steve's C'n'C Barrels
Model Barrels, Steve's CNC Cut Brass Replacement Barrels - Although there are a number of manufacturers that produce brass barrels in 1:700 scale,
where do you go to find ordnance in a larger scale? The answer is
Model Barrels, Steve Nuttall's emporium of excellent ordnance. This article
examines two sets of 1:350 brass barrels from
Model Barrels, the Royal Navy 12-Inch/45 Mk X and 15-Inch/42 Mk I.
Tetra Model Works
Vickers Quad Machine Guns, Tetra Model Works 1:350 Scale, Review by Felix Bustelo - The Tetra Model Works quad Vickers .50 machine guns will
build into detailed little gems and are clearly more refined and in scale than versions provided in injection-plastic and some resin kits.
Veteran Models
OTO Melara 76mm/62 Gun, Veteran Models 1:350 Scale, Review by Felix Bustelo - This Veteran Models OTO 76mm set is an excellent upgrade
set that has many applications for modern naval ship kits. You can use it on the Academy
Perry class frigate or the Trumpeter JMSDF Murasame kits,
among some others.
USN 1.1 Inch Quad AA Guns, Veteran Models 1:200 Scale, Review by Felix Bustelo - This Veteran Models set is excellent and as a bonus provides
the Mark 44 directors, which
Felix Bustelo haven’t seen included in other quad 1.1” gun sets. The gun mounts and directors built from this set will
add a lot of detail to the Merit 1/200 scale
USS Hornet and the forthcoming Trumpeter USS Yorktown and Enterprise kits.
USN Twin 3-Inch/50 AA Open Mounts & MK-56 Directors. Veteran Models 1:700 Scale, VTM 70001 - Veteran Models products are of uniformly  
superb quality. Item by item
Veteran produces supremely detailed scaled weapons and fittings and their USN Twin 3-Inch/50 VTM 70001 mounts
starts the fine tradition. Included are resin and brass parts for four of the twin mounts. The bases are spectacular and all resin parts are excellent. Also
included are four resin with photo-etch details  MK-56 directors  for the guns.
IJN Type 89 127mm/40 Twin DP Gun Mounts, Veteran Models, VTM 35031 - If you have any of the latest influx of kits of Japanese heavy ships in
1:350 scale, this product from
Veteran Models should be of great interest. This multi-media accessory in 1:350 scale provides four Type 89 Twin
127mm/40 dual purpose gun mounts.
USN Twin 3-Inch/50 AA Mounts, Veteran Model 1:350 Scale VTM 35001 - The USN decided to replace the quadruple with twin automatic twin
3-inch/50. By the late 1940s and early 1950s this AA system made its appearance on different classes of US warships.
Of Harpoons & Helicopters, Modern USN Detail Parts, Veteran Model 1:350 Scale - Very few modelers have heard of Veteran Model, unless you
happen to live in Taiwan. Although
Veteran Model is from Taiwan and started in specializing in producing 1:700 Scale Models of the warships of the
Republic of China. They are also considering doing packages of Modern USN parts in 1:350 scale.
Voyager Model
USN 5-Inch (127mm) Mk 28 Mod 4 Twin Gun Turrets, Voyager Model 1:700 Scale, VNC0503 - Perhaps you are unhappy with the plastic twin
5-inch/38 turrets included in your latest WWII USN kit. If so, you may consider
Voyager Model detail set VNC0503 for 5-Inch (127mm) Mk 28 Mod
4 turrets.
IJN Type 96 Triple 25mm AA Gun Mounts, Voyager Model VND0503 - Do you have any of the new 1:350 scale Takao class Japanese heavy cruiser
kits from Aoshima? If so,
Voyager Model has a super-detail resin and brass ordnance set, which will really pump up this gun mount. Voyager Model
set VND0503 contains parts for six of the Type 96 triple 25mm AA cannons.
IJN Takso Class Turret Replacement Set, Voyager Model 1:350 Scale VND0502 - If you want more than than just the brass barrels for the Takao
class heavy cruisers in 1:350 scale, as seen in
Voyager Model Set VND0703, Voyager Model also produces at set of resin and brass photo-etch for
replacement of all five turrets.
IJN 203mm/50 Nendo Brass Barrels for the Takao Class, Voyager Model 1:350 Scale - Voyager Model set VND0703 provides for ten turned brass
barrels for the Imperial Japanese Navy 203mm/50 Nendo main gun barrels for the
Takao class heavy cruisers in 1:350 scale.
Modern USN 5-Inch/62 Mk 45 Mod 4 Gun Mount, Voyager Model 1:350 Scale - Another new ordnance set from Voyager Model is this 1:350 scale
resin and brass modern USN 5-Inch/62 Mk 45 Mod 4 gun mount. The package states that it is for a
Arleigh Burke Flight IIA destroyer kit.
White Ensign Models
Quadruple Barreled Royal Navy Pom-Poms, PRO 3508, White Ensign Models 1:350 Scale - Do you need superior quadruple Pom-Poms for a 1:350
scale Royal Navy warship model? The answer to your needs is as close as a quick e-mail to
White Ensign Models. This venerable company has now
produced a accessory pack which provides three resin and brass quadruple Pom-Poms in 1:350 scale, WEM PRO 3508.
HMS Hood, Resin Replacement Turrets, White Ensign Models 1:350 Scale - White Ensign Models WEM PRO 3510 of resin replacement turrets
for the 1:350 scale Trumpeter
HMS Hood corrects the blatant flaws of the Trumpeter turrets. However, WEM did not stop there. They have also
included details and options not seen in any other
Hood turret in any scale.
Eight Barreled Royal Navy Pom-Poms, Pro 3509, White Ensign Models 1:350 Scale - White Ensign Models does produce beautiful all brass
8-barreled pom-pom mounts, however, their resin and brass Pro3509 mounts go one further measure. As good as photo-etch can be, and
photo-etch is as good as it gets, it can never quite capture round shapes, such as gun barrels.
WEM Pro3509 provides three Royal Navy eight barreled
pom-poms in 1:350 scale that is unmatched in quality and detail from any source.
40mm Single Bofors Gun Mk 3, White Ensign Models 1:144 Scale - Does your 1:144 scale Gato need new artillery to swat away those bothersome
Emilys, Jakes, Rufes, etc? Your 5-inch may be too slow in the firing rate, and your 20mm Oerlikon may have too short a range. The
White Ensign
40mm Bofors Gun Mk 3, single gun mount is the answer for your AA needs. With WEM PE 14405, any Gato skipper will get a good range
with a high firing rate.
20mm Single Oerlikon AA Gun, White Ensign Models 1:144 Scale - You would think that the White Ensign Models Ordnance Factory was running
at top speed already but they are still up to producing new and much needed designs. The
WEM 1:144 scale single 20mm Oerlikons set, WEM PE
provides two white metal and brass guns with optional base mounts.
Five-Inch/25 Deck Gun, White Ensign Models 1:144 Scale - With fifteen parts supplied for one gun by White Ensign Models, any modeler can be
assured of an extremely detailed 5-inch/25 deck gun for their 1:144 scale
Gato fleet submarine. WEM PE set 14404 is just one of a series of ordnance
manufactured by
WEM in this scale, which allows a number of fittings for the Gato.
Four-Inch/50 Deck Gun, White Ensign Models 1:144 Scale - With fourteen parts supplied for one gun by White Ensign Models, any modeler can be
assured of an extremely detailed 4-inch/50 deck gun for their 1:144 scale
Gato fleet submarine. WEM PE set 14403 is just one of a series of ordnance
manufactured by
WEM in this scale, which allows a number of fittings for the Gato.
Oldsmobile 37mm Cannon, White Ensign Models 1:72 Scale - This is not your father’s Oldsmobile, unless he flew a P-39 or had conned a muscled-
up PT up the slot. With the
White Ensign Models 1:72 scale Oldsmobile 37mm cannon, your Revell PT boat can now be an iron sea dog and go barge
hunting with confidence and panache.
US Army 37mm Antitank Gun for PT Boats, White Ensign Models 1:72 Scale - For all scroungers out there looking for punch for your PTs, White
Ensign Models
offers another solution with their WEM PE #7216 US Army 37mm Antitank Gun. This ordnance was mounted on the bow of PT-109
to add some punch against Japanese armored barges that were frequently encountered in the Solomons.
Bofors 40mm Royal Navy Mk III Land Service AA Single Mount Gun, White Ensign Models 1:72 Scale - Yeah, it's a mouthful but it describes one of
the first good intermediate pieces of anti-aircraft ordnance to replace the wretched Pom-Pom.
White Ensign Models now produces a very fine white
metal and brass 1:72 scale version of this gun. However, it appears that they're up to something at South Farm, but what is it? SteelNavy dares to ask
the disturbing questions! (Editor's Note: Within a few hours of posting this review, the Honorable
John Snyder, minion of White Ensign Models
posted this message. "Following Mr. Backer's concluding statement, "The game's afoot.", we can only reply: "Following your spirits and upon this
charge cry 'God for Harry, England, and PT Boats!' "WEM PE 7217 is a U.S. Navy Mk.3 40mm Bofors Single Mount, as used on late-war PT boats.
Now, get out those Revell PTs folks. The game's afoot, and there will be more to come...." Since the historical portion of the this review is based upon
the assumption that the ordnance was the RN Mk III single gun Bofors, rather than the USN Mk 3 single gun Bofors, I can only conclude with the
immortal closing words of noted social commentator Emily Litella...."Never Mind.")
German 37mm SKC30U on Submarine C39 Mount, White Ensign Models 1:72 Scale - Are those Sunderlands becoming a nuisance? If so, maybe it
is time to up-gun your
Type VIIC U-Boat antiaircraft defenses. When it comes to your Revell 1:72 scale Type VIIC, you can now go with the Heavy
Metal from Mad Pete and
White Ensign Models with their white metal and brass 37mm SKC30U AA gun carried on the C39 submarine mount.
Seacats & Exocets in 1:600 Scale from WEM - For all modelers of Airfix 1:600 scale kits of modern warships of the Royal Navy, Felix Bustelo
brings glad tidings of great joy. No more must you hang your head in shame for the lack of detail on your models. From now hence, you may hold your
head high as
White Ensign Models has produced 1:600 scale Seacats and Exocets in their Pro 600 range of detailed accessories.
Bits from Britain, Three New 1:350 Scale Packets from White Ensign Models - There has been a demand for White Ensign Models to release
detailing parts in 1:350 scale for modern USN warships.
WEM has responded with two Professional 350 parts packets, one of the US five-inch/54 gun
& one of the Phalanx CIWS, and one Flightdeck 350 helicopter packet with two Kaman SH-2F Seasprite ASW helicopters.
Five-Inch/38 Single Gun Mounts - White Ensign Models has produced a set five-inch/38 caliber USN gun mounts of the fully enclosed single gun
variety in 1:350 scale. They come five gunhouses with white metal barrels per package.
Yankee Modelworks
South Dakota Class Replacement Turrets, Yankee Modelworks 1:350 Scale - Dissatisfied with the plastic turrets provided in the Trumpeter 1:350
Alabama and Massachusetts kits? Now, you don't have to take it like it. With Yankee Modelworks set YKM-3011 South Dakota Class
replacement turrets, you dump the plastic turrets and use high quality resin and white metal
YMW replacements.  
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