|For years we have been upgrading our 1/700 scale plastic and resin kits with the Skywave weapons sets. The old E6 US Navy weapons set was the best option for getting reasonably accurate 5" 38 cal turrets for your Destroyers. The original E6 weapons set went out of production and rather just re-release it Pit-road redesigned it to make it more accurate. Much of the research was done in preparation of the new Benson and Gleaves Class Destroyers now coming on the market.|
|There are two identical sprues included with this set. Each one is molded with very thin parts and sharp detailing. Most of the parts are familiar to us, but there are some new surprises that will save you some scratch building time such as the new open 5" 38 cal mounts. A canvas top is not included|
|The 5" 38 enclosed gun mounts look a lot better than the original ones in the old set. It appears as though the mount is a little offset as the real ones were but in 1/700 that 5" offset translates to .007" so I'm nut sure it matters too much. The turret in the set represents the upper mount carried on most destroyers. The lower ones had an extra plate on the roof to reinforce it from the blast effect of the upper mount. Again barely noticeable in this scale. The barrels are much finer than the previous ones and have a more too scale appearance.|
| Some of the parts included in this set are:
|I'm a little disappointed with the way the K-gun depth charge launchers came out as these are a pain to scratch build. These are represented by a square insert with all part molded in place Unfortunately when reduced down to 1/700 scale these part are nothing more than bumps on a plastic base as the tiny size makes them all but impossible to reproduce in an injection molding process.|
|If you work with US Navy ships, this set will help you detail them
out properly. This set retails for about $11.00 and is available wherever
Pit-road products are sold.