by Timothy Choi
|The wide variety of anti-submarine warfare weapons used by the IJN (despite their relative neglect of the mission overall) can be found in Lionroar's R7029 photoetched set. It includes 8 long stern roll-off racks (with canvas-topped option available for 4 of them), 8 short stern roll-off racks, 8 short storage racks, 12 derrick-equipped long storage racks for the Type 94 Y-guns (only 6 of the latter though), 4 trolleys (not sure if for depth charges or torpedoes - they seem too long for individual charges), and 72 end-caps for detailing up to 36 depth charges (to be made from plastic rod [not included]). The only thing I would suggest including are the single depth charge racks featured on the stern of many IJN destroyers, usually arranged in sets of three.|
|The set is etched in brass using relief etching for enhanced
detailing and easier bending.
|Double-sided instructions show you how to assemble each
|Essential for detailing your IJN surface combatants, set R7029 is available at most hobby retailers. You can find out more at the Lion Roar website.|