Naval Acceccories

Fine Molds Type96 25mm Triple-MG

IJN 1/700 Photoetch

review by Tom Kristiansen



Fine Molds Type96 25mm Triple-MG features:
- 33 # Triple 25mm MG
- 8 # MG-controlposition
- 4 # Sircular platforms with railings
- 2 # Halvround platforms with railings and braces

To replace thick clumsy looking plastic machineguns you will need a set of these. The photoetched set from Fine Molds Japan gives that professional look that modellers with AMS strive for. (Advanced Modelers Syndrome)Not only does the set have nice etched MG's (and plenty of them), MG-controlpositions as well as platforms, bracings and railings are included. A nice bonus if i may say so! 

I have not folded any of the MG's yet but it seems like a pretty straight forward task with a hands-free magnifierglass and a couple of good tweesers. The instructions are in japanese but the drawings are good and explains everything you need.

There exist other IJN AA-sets on the market besides these. WhiteEnsignModels from England has a set that I think is a bit moe detailed. But I have a hunch that this FineMold-set will be easier to work with than the WhiteEnsignModels IJN 1/700 AA. 

I bought this set from HobbyLink Japan for about $11 USD;  € 9 Euros