Hasegawa 1/350
Japanese Navy Ship
Equipment Set D (Destroyer)

Reviewed July 2015
by Timothy Dike
If your looking to upgrade your IJN Destroyer fleet, then look no further than Hasegawa. These are the same parts included in their Yukikaze kit.
Four sprues are included with new five inch (12.7CM) twin gun mounts.  The gun turrets are slide molded with nice surface detail all around.  Separate bottoms and gun barrels with blast bags are provided.  The Type 92 61 cm quad torpedo mounts are also slide molded with nice detailing.  The shell fits over the base with four torpedoes allowing the torpedoes to stand if out from the shell. Two types of ships boats are included.  The motorboat includes the simulated canvas cover.  The cutters have deck inserts and molded on oars.  Davits are included for each. Click images
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Instructions are a single page printed front and back showing the assembly and painting guides.

It is nice to have these weapons available separately to upgrade existing kits.  This is kit #40088 Japanese navy ship equipment set D destroyer twin 12.7 cm gun turret available now wherever Hasegawa kits are sold. 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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