The first of three Hasegawa upgrade sets for the 1941 1/350 IJN Nagato. This "Etched Detail-Up Basic A" is mainly comprised of railings; handrails for the main and upper decks, and railings to attach to the kit's plastic ladders.
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Close ups of the fret

The parts are relief etched where applicable, and the rails are etched with "sag." There are also 8 etched life-rings as part of this set.

The brass of this set is a tad on the thin side; not flimsy, but not stiff either.


The instruction sheet is a large, single page fold-out, with detailed call outs for exact railing placement. There are also black and white close-up photos of the actual kit to aid the builder. I have scanned a few selections from the sheet.


This is set #72115, IJN Battleship Nagato Detail Up Etching Parts Basic A from Hasegawa. This set retails for $38.95, which I think is pricey for a photoetch set of railings only.

Many thanks to Modelwarshipper Kym Knight, who arranged for us to see his kit and goodies while on a detour from its route to Australia. Thanks Mate!