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IJN 14"/45 Metal Barrels
Flyhawk Models 1/700 scale IJN 14"/45 (35.6cm) Metal Barrels (Kongo and Fuso)
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by: Dade W. Bell [ KARYBDIS ]

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Flyhawk Model has been producing some fantastic photo etch for the naval modeler and the quality continues with this very nice set of 1/350 IJN 14" guns. Rendered in turned brass, these excellent barrels will spruce up any Kongo class kits from Fujimi, Aoshima, or Yankee Model Works.

There are twelve barrels included. This means that the builder can either build a Kongo class (eight guns), or a Fuso class (twelve guns). It's great to see Flyhawk looking ahead to the future of the IJN in plastic (or the present with resin or scratch built) with this set. For that matter, you'll only need three of these sets if you want to do all four Kongo sisters (32 guns) and will have four left over as sacrifices to the carpet monster.

Caution: This set has the Kongo labeled as "Kango", so modify your shopping search accordingly if you have any issues finding it.
SUMMARY
Highs: Nicely rendered. Enough to do a Kongo or Fuso. Excellent value.
Lows: None!
Verdict: A great upgrade for Kongo class and Fuso class ships.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: 1:350
  Mfg. ID: FH350030
  Suggested Retail: Approx. $15.00 USD
  Related Link: Official Company Website
  PUBLISHED: Oct 28, 2009
  NATIONALITY: Japan / 日本
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.56%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 89.59%

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About Dade W. Bell (Karybdis)
FROM: MARYLAND, UNITED STATES

I'm a third generation modeler who builds a little of everything (mostly Japanese)- all while being a 41 year old hermit who lives a happy, simple life, with my fiancée (author Jaclyn Dolamore) and three cats. My father was an MM3 aboard the USS Saratoga (CVA-60), my grandfather was in one of the...

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