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1:400 to 1:600 Scale Photo-Etch Reviews


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L'Arsenal
redball.gif (371 bytes) Safety Cage Vertical Ladder, L'Arsenal 1:400 Scale, Set AC400-39 - L'Arsenal has had the foresight to care for your miniature sailors in 1:400 scale. Jacques and the gang have produced brass photo-etch set AC400-39, which includes six safety cage vertical ladders. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Rigging Rings - Eye Bolts, Photo-Etch Rigging Set L'Arsenal 1:350 to 1:400 Scale - Do you insist that your models be as accurate as possible?  Perhaps you would wish to have a more realistic method of securing your rigging to your model other than gluing the rigging to the mast, yard or bulkhead. Now there is a product that addresses these issues. L'Arsenal has produced a stainless steel fret that provides the answers. Set AC 350-29 provides rigging rings, eye bolts, for models in 1:350 to 1:400 scale. 
Gold Medal Models
redball.gif (371 bytes) USS Ward / Four Piper Brass Photo-Etch Set, Gold Medal Models 1:400 Scale - Most modelers acquire a kit and then the photo-etch to supplement it. With the new Gold Medal Models fret in 1:400 scale for the USS Ward/ flush-deck destroyers, the reverse is true. You are tempted to get the brass first and then the model to supplement the fret. If you are looking for a model kit to supplement an excellent photo-etch fret, you may consider one of the Mirage 1:400 scale models of the classic flush deck/four-piper destroyers. This kit would work perfectly to complement your GMM photo-etch. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Akagi, 1:450 Scale Brass Photo-Etch Fret - The largest Japanese aircraft carrier model is the 1:450 scale Akagi produced by Hasegawa. Gold Medal Models has now produced a brass photo-etched fret that provides all of the goodies to keep the kit competitive. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Gold Medal Models 1:540 Set for Revell USN Carriers  by Les Dorr  
Tom's Modelworks
redball.gif (371 bytes) Kriegsmarine Type VII Medium U-Boat Photo-Etch Fret in 1:400 Scale from Toms Modelworks - The Polish model company of Mirage produces a great number of model kits in 1:400 scale of the Kriegsmarine's U-Boat fleet. The most numerous of these submarine types was the medium size ocean going Type VII and Mirage produces numerous variants of this class. Toms Modelworks has produced a brass photo-etch fret in 1:400 scale specifically designed for the Mirage kits. Toms gives you enough brass detail parts to outfit your own wolf pack. On this fret are brass parts for five U-Boats. Brass details are provided for the Type VIIB, Type VIIC TI, Type VIIC III Biber, Type VIIC-41 TII and your choice of a Type VIIC TIV or Type VIIC-41 TIV. Review by Steve Backer. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Graf Spee & Scheer - A look at the new Toms Models two fret photo-etched brass set designed for the Heller 1:400 scale Admiral Graf Spee and Admiral Scheer, World War Two German Panzer Shiffes. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Scharnhorst & Gneisenau - A look at the new Toms Models two fret photo-etched brass set designed for the Heller 1:400 scale Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, World War Two German Battlecruisers. 
White Ensign Models
redball.gif (371 bytes) German Pocket Battleships Brass Photo-Etch Set, White Ensign Models 1:400 Scale - Mad Pete and the Panzerschiffes has the grandeur and spectacle for which White Ensign Models is justly renowned. In 1:400 scale the set is designed specifically for the three Heller models of panzerschiffes, also know as pocket battleships. This comprehensive brass fret abounds in relief-etched detail and covers almost every system for the three panzershiffes.
redball.gif (371 bytes) Kriegsmarine Portholes & Doors, White Ensign Models 1:400 Scale - Panzerschiffe, Kreuzer or Schlactschiffe, which ever you choose, the model will have plenty of bare portholes and nondescript doors that can use the luxury plumage that is provided by White Ensign Models in this fret. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) HMS Illustrious/Victorious Brass Photo-Etch Detail Set, White Ensign Models 1:400 Scale - You donít need the eyes of an eagle to see that the White Ensign Models 1:400 scale photo-etch set for HMS Illustrious/Victorious is a first class product. This glorious British product can be yours through the submission of a pittance to the indefatigable folks at WEM. You will be furious with yourself if you fail to do so. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) King George V Class, WWII British Battleship, White Ensign Models 1:400 Scale - Designed specifically for the 1:400 scale model of the King George V produced by Heller, one of the newest products from White Ensign Models is a two fret brass photo-etched set from the model. WEM, as always, sets a high standard and includes parts unique to individual ships of the class. Review by Steve Backer. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Kriegsmarine Anti Aircraft Weapons in 1:400 Scale by White Ensign Models - For everybody building Scharnhorst, Gneisenau or any other 1:400 scale model of the warships of the Kriegsmarine, White Ensign Models has produced an indispensable brass photo-etch fret of the light AA weapons of the German Navy in World War 2. This fret has parts for the single 20mm, twin 20mm, quad 20mm, twin 37mm and single 40mm anti aircraft guns and is WEM PE 4006. Review by Steve Backer.  
redball.gif (371 bytes) HMS Repulse Brass Photo-Etch Set in 1:600 Scale from White Ensign Models - The HMS Repulse kit from Airfix in 1:600 scale has been released again from Frog. As one of the classic Airfix kits in the 1:600 range of Royal Navy warships of World War Two, the detail of the model can be greatly enhanced with the White Ensign Models photo-etched brass set designed specifically for this kit. The stock number is WEM PE 620. Review by Steve Backer. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) HMS Hood Brass Fret in 1:400 - This new fret from White Ensign Models is specifically designed for the 1:400 scale HMS Hood by Heller
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