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REVIEW
IJN Type 96 25mm A-A Guns
Gunny
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Posted: Monday, February 02, 2009 - 07:59 PM GMT+7
Crew-mate Dade W. Bell (karybdis) gives us a closer look at two of Fine Molds fantastic looking upgrades, IJN Type 96 25mm Anti Aircraft Guns, sets WA1 and WA2, in this "inbox" review!

Link to Item

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
~Gunny
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Posted: Monday, February 02, 2009 - 09:34 PM GMT+7
Thanks for the review Dade,... you're right about the availability of these little gems,.... I can't find a single source!

Frank
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Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 - 02:03 AM GMT+7
Howdy Frank, and anyone else who may be interested in getting these. HW Japan has them on a back order... it's not perfect, but at least there's hope.

Triples and Doubles
Singles and Doubles

Good luck!
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Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 - 11:03 AM GMT+7
Top notch parts.

Thanks for the review Dade!

Hobby Search has em Singles and doubles only.
Doubles and triples are reserve only .


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Posted: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 - 01:23 PM GMT+7
In order to consolidate these 25mm threads to keep there from being a bunch of subject wander, I'll post some information here that Bob brought up and beat me to posting.

HLJ is also having a restock of the guns:
http://hlj.com/product/FNMWA-02
http://hlj.com/product/FNMWA-01

They also have the shielded triple on pre-order:
http://hlj.com/product/FNMWA-03

Gentlemen, start your credit cards!
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Posted: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 - 02:42 PM GMT+7
Great review Dade. Sorry about the extra post, I got excited when I saw that they were being re-released with an added bonus.


Bob Pink.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 10:25 PM GMT+7
Thanx, Dade; a great review, as always. Are there equal-quality IJN anti-aircraft weapons available in 1/350scale? I see none listed on the Fine Molds website, whose URL you so kindly included in the review. Cheers, Stephen
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Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 02:04 AM GMT+7
Woops, I thought I was subscribed to this thread, but I guess not as I just now noticed these posts. Sorry for the late response!

Bob, no problem. It was easy enough to just re-post the stuff here.

Stephen, there are some pretty nice 1/350 pieces, but they're in resin by Veteran Models... They make really nice IJN and USN (both WW2 and modern) equipment. A listing can be seen HERE... Just click on each item to see what it looks like.