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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
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 Carolina. These are
the newest on B&B's list and they are for the 1/350 scale North
South Dakota, Indiana,
Massachusetts, and Alabama.
Brass Barrels for the Trumpeter Admiral Hipper Class Cruisers, B&D
Barrels 1:350 Scale - With the Trumpeter 1:350 scale release of the 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.
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
Mortar, Flagship Models 1:32 Scale - Who needs chariots to
reduce the rebs to submission when the Flagship
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.
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.
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
USN 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
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
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,
(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
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
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.
Twin Mounts - 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.
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
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
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
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 from 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
Roar you get an added bonus, a photo-etch fret.
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.
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
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 Model 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
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
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.
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 NNT.
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
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
in 1942 and transported to Norway for coastal defense.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Barreled Royal Navy Pom-Poms, PRO 3508, White Ensign Models 1:350 Scale
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.
Hood, Resin Replacement Turrets, White Ensign Models 1:350 Scale
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
Eight Barreled Royal Navy Pom-Poms, Pro
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 WEM 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 Models 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 14406, 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
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.