Hasegawa 1/350
Japanese Navy Ship
Equipment Set C (Nagato)

Reviewed July 2015
by Timothy Dike
If your looking to upgrade your Nagato class battleship, then look no further than Hasegawa. They have produced their own set of upgraded weapons with bonus clear parts.
There are four sprues in this set each one features one 16" (41CM) main gun turret with separate barrels and blast bags.  The gun barrels are plastic but brass ones could easily be substituted. Each turret features nice armor plate detailing with molded on rivets and ladders. Even the bottom of the turret has detailing.

Five 5.5"/50 secondaries are on each sprue, molded in two pieces with thin gun barrels.

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The bonus clear sprue is included with molded rangefinder lenses.  Most of the other parts on the sprue are not needed but can be used on other kits to create clear windows and searchlight lenses.
Instructions are single page front and back with step by step assembly and painting instructions.

It is nice to see the Hasegawa making their detail parts available separately. This is kit #40087 Japanese navy equipment set C battleship Nagato twin 41 cm gun turret. 

Thanks to Hobbico/Great Planes Model Distributors for the review sample. Hobbico/Great Planes is the exclusive US importer for Hasegawa. Locate the nearest hobby shop to carry their products using the online Dealer locator. 

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