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14'' L/45 barrels (KGV class)
14'' L/45 barrels (for King George V class Battleships)
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by: Rui Matos [ SKIPPER ]

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Model Shipwrights

KGV class battleships in 1/350...

This set is intended to be used in the Tamiya 1/350 King George V model. Of course you can, with some work, make any of the BB's that made the Class: King George V, Prince of Wales, Duke of York, Anson and Howe.
If some are better know, for various reasons, than others, one thing is common to all of them, even with the modifications/refits they suffered during their life: the main armament.

The set

This JB Models set is comprised of ten turned aluminum barrels packed in a plastic zip lock bag.
Barrel dimensions, details (barrel reinforcements) and nozzle are good and it will make a better representation of the real thing in model form.
As with most aluminum/brass barrels you will need to do the necessary "surgery": Simply cut off the original plastic barrel and drill a hole in the remaining ring so that you can insert the metal barrel, and fix it using Cyanoacrylate adhesives - this is the small task that you will need to have this subassembly ready.


Apart from the lightness of the barrels (probably lighter than the original plastic parts), the only comment that I have that could improve this set, is the inclusion of the web based instructions on the packaging, or at least a link.

Many thanks to JB-Models.eu for providing the item for review and for Darren Baker (CMOT) for redirecting them to Modelshipwrights.
Highs: Good dimensions, good price, easy to replace the kit parts.
Lows: None
Verdict: A good item for making a better KGV Class BB, with an excellent quality/price ratio. Highly Recommended
Percentage Rating
  Scale: 1:350
  Mfg. ID: 350L02
  Suggested Retail: 5.54
  Related Link: JB Models.eu item page
  PUBLISHED: Mar 23, 2009
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom

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