If you examine any Imperial Japanese Navy warship from World War Two, you’ll notice the prominent use of hand/foot rails on the funnels. It doesn’t matter if they are a battleship or aircraft carrier or a destroyer, they all have these rails. Injected plastic manufacturers have replicated this feature, if they have tried at all, with raised seams. Unfortunately, that doesn’t cut it. Now, Lion Roar has come out with a brass photo-etch fret to provide these iconic features in 1:700 scale with their R7033 photo-etch set.

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 There are a total of 15 strips of the foot/hand rails broken into two different patterns. Eight strips provide a pattern with the funnel attachment bars closely spaced and seven more strips provide a pattern with the attachment bars spaced further apart. In any event, there are enough foot rails for multiple kits.