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Atlantic Models
redball.gif (371 bytes) Royal Navy Pre-Dreadnought Railing, Atlantic Models 1:700 Scale - Do you need railing for the ever expanding fleet of Combrig 1:700 scale Royal Navy WWI and prewar battleships, battle cruisers and armored cruisers? Atlantic Models set ATEM08 is just what the Admiralty ordered for WWI and earlier railing. Entitled "Superfine Pre-Dreadnought Style Rails", the railings in this fret are indeed super-fine. 
Flyhawk Model
redball.gif (371 bytes) Scharnhorst Brass Main Mast, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale, Set FH 700150 - For modelers of the Tamiya 1:700 scale Scharnhorst, Flyhawk has produced set FH 700150 brass mainmast. As with the other mast sets from Flyhawk, the set includes turned brass mast legs and a relief-etched brass fret for platforms, supports and railings. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Modern USN Accommodation Laders, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale, FH 700084 - If you are looking for modern USN Accommodation Ladders in 1:700 scale, Flyhawk Model has Set FH 700084 USN Modern Ladders. Included in the set are eighteen multi-piece accommodation ladders with twelve uncovered ladders and six canvas covered ladders. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) JMSDF Railing, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale, FH 700089 - If you build 1:700 scale models of the sleek warships of the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Course, as the modern Japanese Navy is called, this brass photo-etch set is just right for providing those essential fittings taken for granted, railing. Flyhawk set FH 700089 provides four patterns of railing plus flight deck safety netting. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Modern USN Railing, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale, FH 700086 - Flyhawk Model brass photo-etch set FH 700086 is designed to provide a wide array of railing for modern US Navy ships in 1:700 scale. Not designed for one particular model, Flyhawk decided to provide five different patterns of USN railing, as well as six different patterns of safety netting. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Gneisenau Brass Masts, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale, Set FH 700151 - Another installment of the Flyhawk Model range of metal masts for the heavy warships of the Deutsch Kriegsmarine is this set. Flyhawk set FH700151 provides both the foremast and main mast for the 1:700 scale Tamiya kit. Included are two turned brass tapered mass and a full photo-etch brass frets of yardarms and additional details. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) IJN Anti-Aircraft Guns II, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale, Set FH 700068 - Flyhawk Model set FH 700068, IJN Anti-Aircraft Guns II,  provides 1:700 scale AA guns for Imperial Japanese Navy twin and triple 25mm AA gun mounts. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Tirpitz Brass Main Mast, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale, FH 700153 - Among the Flyhawk Model releases of turned brass main masts with additional photo-etch detail in 1:700 scale is the Tirpitz mast. Flyhawk set FH 700153 provides tapered turned brass mast legs, although only one is needed a a fret of relief-etched photo-etch. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Russian Water-Tight Doors, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale, Set FH 700103 - With the explosion of plastic kits from Trumpeter, Dragon and others on Russian warships in 1:700 scale, its time to add additional brass photo-etch details. Flyhawk Model has a set of Russian Water-Tight Doors. Flyhawk set FH 700103, however, provides more than just doors, as life rings and bow stars also appear on this set. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) IJN Davits & Cable Reels, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale, FH 700065 - Flyhawk Model produces FH 700065 for Imperial Japanese Navy davits and cable reels in 1:700 scale. There are four different styles of davits with hull side mounting brackets. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Hand Rails WWII, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale, FH 700096 - Flyhawk Model produces a photo-etch fret of generic hand or foot rails in 1:700 scale. Flyhawk set FH 700096 contains twelve runs of straight railing and thirty-four curved rails for funnels. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) German Kriegsmarine Deck Railing, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale, FH 700064 - With the Dragon and Trumpeter and Aoshima new mold Bismarck & Tirpitz kits, not to mention the new Trumpeter Admiral Hipper and Prinz Eugen kits in 1:700 scale, there certainly is a need for photo-etch railings for all of the new kits. Flyhawk Model set FH 700064 provides World War II German Kriegsmarine Railing in 1:700 scale. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Myoko Class Heavy Cruiser Brass Photo-Etched Main Decks, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale, FH 700092 - This Flyhawk Model brass photo-etch set is an elegant set, which replaces the main decks for a 1:700 scale Myoko class heavy cruiser. Beautifully relief-etched, the brass decks of Flyhawk set FH 700092 provide extraordinary detail with necessary deck openings, fitting locations. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Prinz Eugen Brass Main Mast, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale FH 700154 - Flyhawk Model has introduced a new line of brass after market accessories for 1:700 scale model warships. This one is the brass main mast for the 1:700 scale Prinz Eugen. Flyhawk set FH 700154 includes turned brass and relief-etched photo-etched brass parts for a complete replacement of the main mast. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Essex Carrier Super Detail Set, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale, Review by Duncan Kennedy - FlyHawk has done several Super Detail sets, but this one for Trumpeter’s Essex carrier kits is a masterpiece. Indeed, even if you used only half of these beautiful parts it will make a fantastic improvement and still be well worth the investment. Review by Duncan Kennedy.
redball.gif (371 bytes) IJN 203mm Turret Insulation Panels, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale FH 700093 - The Imperial Japanese Navy came up with a unique solution to turret heat in the form of insulation panels for their 203mm gun turrets. The panels were attached to the sides and crown of the turret with an air void between the panel and turret, insulating the turret from heat created by direct exposure to solar radiation. With Flyhawk Model brass photo-etch fret FH700093, you can portray these unique panels in 1:700 scale.
redball.gif (371 bytes) USN Aircraft Carrier Logistics Vehicles and Tools I, FH 700037- During World War Two carrier decks could be absolutely cluttered during a maintenance cycle with aircraft, equipment and mechanics scattered everywhere. With Flyhawk Model brass photo-etch fret FH700037, USN Aircraft Carrier Logistics Vehicles and Tools I  you can depict this beehive of activity.
redball.gif (371 bytes) German 40mm/28 Anti-Aircraft Guns, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale, FH 700013 - The German 40mm/28 was a late war improvement for anti-aircraft guns. Flyhawk Model has produced a 1:700 scale brass photo-etch set of this ordnance. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) RN Battle Cruiser and Aircraft Carrier Name Plates, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale, FH 700027 - Flyhawk has been producing brass name plates of the more famous warships from World War Two. This second set of RN name plates picks up with battle cruisers and aircraft carriers. Included are Hood, Repulse, Illustrious and Victorious
redball.gif (371 bytes) USN Air Defense Weapons I, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale - If you want the surface ships to beat off a Val out of the sun or a Kate zipping in at wave top level, you have to outfit the Duck Hunters with good gear. Well, Flyhawk Model has the solution for early war USN vessels with set FH700032, USN Air Defense Weapons I in 1:700 scale. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) German World War Two Battleship Name Plates, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale, FH 700028 - Flyhawk Model set FH700028 presents brass nameplates for the four World War Two German Battleships. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) IJN Heavy Boat Booms, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale, FH700016 - With Flyhawk Model set FH700016 you can run out those swinging boat booms to depict your model at anchor. Eight booms in two different styles are provided and include handling rigging and ladders. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) IJN Heavy Fairleads/Open Chocks, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale, FH700017 - With Flyhawk photo-etch set FH700017 you receive hundreds of relief-etched fairleads/open chocks in nine different patterns. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) German 37mm/69 M42 AA Guns, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale, FH700012 - With Flyhawk Model 1:700 scale brass photo-etch set FH700012, you get 24 DKM 37mm/69 M42 AA gun mounts. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) RN Battleship Name Plates, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale, FH 700026 - Flyhawk has a new brass photo-etched set of name plates for battleships of the Royal Navy in World War Two. Actually this is the first set as Flyhawk set FH 700026 has four name plates. These are for Rodney, Nelson, King George V and Prince of Wales
redball.gif (371 bytes) Kriegsmarine Portholes, Brass Photo-Etch Set, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale - Flyhawk Model has produced brass photo-etch set FH 700003, German KM Windows Set. As you can see, this set consists of seven styles of windows found in the warships of the Kriegsmarine. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) USN Quadruple 40mm Bofor Gun Mounts, Brass Photo-Etch Fret, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale, Set FH 700006 - Another new release by Flyhawk Model in their 1:700 scale ordnance series is this set of quadruple 40mm Bofors guns, FH 700006. Parts are provided for eight mounts. Each of the mounts have six relief-etched parts.  
redball.gif (371 bytes) British Eight-Barreled Pom-Pom Brass Photo-Etch, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale - Flyhawk has produced some brass frets devoted to different makes of ordnance in 1:700 scale. This is the Flyhawk set FH 700005 with parts for five eight-barreled RN pom-poms. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Prinz Eugen Brass Photo-Etch Detail Set, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale - If you like options in photo-etch, your horizon has suddenly expanded. Not only do you have another source for relief-etched details for warship kits with Flyhawk Model, but also their first product, FH 700001. This three fret brass detail set for the 1:700 scale Tamiya Prinz Eugen, is very impressive and finely done. 
Gold Medal Models
redball.gif (371 bytes) Pre-World War Two USN 1/4 Air Wing Photo-Etch Detail Set, Gold Medal Models 1:700 Scale - Gold Medal Models provides another triumph of minituration with the GMM one-fourth Carrier Air Wing photo-etch fret for USN pre-war carriers in 1:700 scale. This fret is identical in detail to the larger fret from GMM on the same topic but in 1:350 scale but provides the same outstanding detail in the much smaller scale. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) CVN 1/4 Air Wing Photo-Etch Detail Set, Gold Medal Models 1:700 Scale - Gold Medal Models provides another tasty treat with the GMM CVN 1/4 Air Wing photo-etch detail set in 1:700 scale. The scale may be small but the details are big in this full plate of relief-etched goodies.   
redball.gif (371 bytes) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carriers Photo-Etch Detail Set, Gold Medal Models 1:700 Scale - This Gold Medal Models 1:700 scale set is so flexible and covers so many unique details of the various units of the class that you’ll want to build more than one of these carriers. With different radars on early ships, different radar masts by ship and fit period, and a transom cage only on some units of the class, those are just three of the major areas of differences among the ships.    
redball.gif (371 bytes) USS Lexington CV-2, Photo-Etch Detail Set, Gold Medal Models 1:700 Scale - In your quest for Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Detail, you need go no further than Loren Perry’s photo-etch set for the 1:700 scale Lexington and Saratoga. The fret has all of the detail needed to fully clothe the Lex for battle in the quality for which GMM is widely renowned. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Modern Soviet Cruisers & Destroyers Photo-Etched Detail Set, Gold Medal Models 1:700 Scale - After an eleven year run of being the best 1:700 scale photo-etch set available for multiple classes of Soviet warship kits, the Gold Medal Models GMM 700-09 set of 1993 has been replaced by a far better set. Oddly enough the new king is Gold Medal Models GMM 700-09 of 2004. Although specifically designed for plastic kits of Kirov, Sovremenny, Udaloy and Krivak classes, the utility of this set goes far beyond those kits. Review by Steve Backer. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) USN World War Two Battleship Fittings, Gold Medal Models 1:700 Scale - Loren Perry of Gold Medal Models has reworked the GMM 700-3 fret for 1:700 scale fittings for USN World War Two battleships. In this article the 1:700 scale GMM battleship fittings go mano a mano with the 1:1 scale fittings of the USS Alabama. Tune in to see the results of this three round, no holds barred, battle royal, smack-down that provides the pros and cons for both the 1:700 and 1:1 versions for modelers. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Bradford Chaucer reviews the Gold Medal Models 1:700 photo-etched fret for the Modern USS New Jersey.
redball.gif (371 bytes) Gold Medal Models 1:720 Set for US Supercarriers  by Les Dorr
L'Arsenal
redball.gif (371 bytes) Modern Generic Doors Photo-Etch Set, L'Arsenal 1:700 Scale - Jacques and L'Arsenal have come up with a photo-etch set to modern generic doors in 1:700 scale. The set includes two frets of doors in white metal. With each fret you receive 28 doors with latch and open port hole and another 28 doors with hand wheel. 
Lion Roar
redball.gif (371 bytes) IJN Aircraft Carrier Drains, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale, Set R7032 - Lion Roar brass 1:700 scale photo-etch set R7032 is entitled IJN Aircraft Carrier Drain. What is a carrier drain? When I saw them I thought they were hull side catwalks and the photographs were labeled as such. I was wrong. Dan Kaplan knew exactly what they were. "These are not catwalks. IJN CV flight decks were ringed with rain gutters. That's what LionRoar's "Drains" are meant to depict, though only the top of them. In reality, in cross-section, they would look just like rain gutters with a support tab spaced every 6" or so on top."
redball.gif (371 bytes) IJN 25mm Antiaircraft Guns II, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale, Set R7031 - The Imperial Japanese Navy introduced their single 25mm antiaircraft guns early in the war and only later fielded the twin and triple gun mounts. Lion Roar has released a set of 1:700 scale single 25mm guns with IJN 25mm Antiaircraft Guns Set II R7031.  
redball.gif (371 bytes) IJN 25mm Anitiaircraft Guns I, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale, Set R7030 - Lion Roar IJN 25mm Antiaircraft Guns I 1:700 scale photo-etch set, R7030, provides relief etched brass for the double and triple 25 mm gun mounts found on mid to late war warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy. The set has enough parts to produce sixteen triple 25mm mounts and five twin 25mm mounts. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) IJN Destroyer Depth Charge Racks, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale, Set R7029 - With a wide variety of excellent 1:700 scale plastic kits of IJN Japanese destroyers available, the question comes on what items deserve to have their plastic parts replaced with brass photo-etch. One piece of equipment readily jumps to mind, the depth charge racks. With Lion Roar set R7029 you have the set necessary to accomplish this refit. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) IJN Funnel Foot Rails, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale, Set R7033 - If you examine any Imperial Japanese Navy warship from World War Two, you’ll notice the prominent use of hand/foot rails on the funnels. It doesn’t matter if they are a battleship or aircraft carrier or a destroyer, they all have these rails. Injected plastic manufacturers have replicated this feature, if they have tried at all, with raised seams. Unfortunately, that doesn’t cut it. Now, Lion Roar has come out with a brass photo-etch fret to provide these iconic features in 1:700 scale with their R7033 photo-etch set. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) WWII USN Anchors & Chocks, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale, Set R7062 - Lion Roar produces a brass photo-etch set of 1:700 scale WWII USN Anchors and Chocks, R7062. Anchor flukes are relief etched and come in three sizes with twelve large, twelve medium and eight small anchors. You can also replace those hugely over-scale plastic chocks with the brass chocks in this set. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) USN WW2 Cruiser Cranes, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale R7060 - The label of Lion Roar photo-etch set R7060 states that the set is for 1:700 scale battleships. However, one quick glance at the instructions clearly shows that this stainless steel photo-etched fret is designed for 1:700 scale WWII USN heavy and light cruisers. Cranes for seven different classes are provided. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) IJN Warship Nameplates, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale LE700076 - Did you ever wish that you had scale nameplates for your 1:700 scale IJN warships:? Well now you do. Lion Roar produces a set of nameplates for the ships. With set LE700076 Lion Roar provides the individual characters that are stored on film. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) HMS Onslow, British O Class Destroyer, Brass Photo-Etch Set, Lion Loar 1:700 Scale LE700101 - Although designed for the O class destroyers, the Lion Roar 1:700 scale brass detail set for HMS Onslow LE700101 has parts that are equally applicable to any Royal Navy destroyer. This large photo-etch set provides an impressive number of high quality parts. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) USN WWII Railing, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale, LE700061 - If you are just looking for basic railing for USN warships in 1:700 scale, you may want to look at Lion Roar photo-etch set LE700061
redball.gif (371 bytes) USN Depth Charge Fittings WWII, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale LE700062 - Lion Roar set LE700062 includes stern depth charge racks, side K guns, side racks and davits, which allow you to remodel this essential weapon system. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) IJN Aircraft Carrier Name Plates, Lion Roar, Set LE70070 - Lion Roar has released four sets of name plates, one each for the USN, German Navy, Royal Navy and Imperial Japanese Navy. Lion Roar set LE700070 is the set for the IJN and includes name plates for the six aircraft carriers of the Japanese strike force against Pearl Harbor. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Royal Navy Capitol Ship Nameplates, Lion Roar, Set LE70073 - Lion Roar has four sets of relief-etched nameplates, one each for the USN battleships, German battleships and cruisers, Japanese aircraft carriers and here is the fourth. This is one for capitol ships of the Royal Navy in World War Two. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) USN Battleship Nameplates, Lion Roar, Set LE700071 - Among the Lion Roar relief-etched nameplate series is one on famous USN warships of World War Two. Lion Roar set LE700071 includes nameplates of six battleships: Arizona, North Carolina, Washington, Iowa, New Jersey and Missouri
redball.gif (371 bytes) German DKM Warship Nameplates, Lion Roar, Set LE700072 -Lion Roar has come out with four sets of photo-etch in an interesting concept, relief-etched nameplates. The four sets cover ships of the Royal Navy, Imperial Japanese Navy, US Navy and Deutsch Kriegsmarine. With six nameplates per set, Lion Roar had to choose which warships would be most popular. This is the set for the DKM, set LE700072.
redball.gif (371 bytes) IJN Yamato Davits, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale, Set LE700060 - Lion Roar has released another brass photo-etch set aimed at builders of 1:700 scale warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy. This time the set is squarely aimed at 1:700 scale Yamato class models. The set is entitled IJN Cockboat Davits Set for Yamato Class LE700060.
redball.gif (371 bytes) IJN Aircraft Carrier Masts Set II, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale, Set LE700058 - The Kaga mounted masts of a different pattern from the rest of the Pearl Harbor strike force. The Kaga pattern is found in the Lion Roar Japanese Aircraft Carrier Masts Set II, LE700058. The lattice structure is taller in this design. In addition to Kaga, this pattern was found on Junyo, Ryujo, Hiyo and Taiho
redball.gif (371 bytes) IJN Aircraft Carrier Masts Set I, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale, Set LE700057 - The Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carriers featured even more imposing radio masts than those found on the Essex class. To the further delight of the modeler, different Japanese carriers had masts of different designs. With photo-etch set LE700057 Lion Roar provides 1:700 scale reproductions of the mast/towers found on five of the Pearl Harbor strike force carriers, plus three of the light IJN carriers. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) IJN Railing, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale, Set LE700002 - On of the first brass photo-etch sets produced by Lion Roar in 1:700 scale is this set LE700002. This set provides two types of Imperial Japanese Navy railing. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Modern USN Railing, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale, Set LE700043 - Most injected plastic models do not come with photo-etch and many resin manufacturers, either don't include photo-etch or else just provide ship specific items, leaving it to the modeler to select a source for railing and ladders. Lion Roar has entered the race as a provider of generic modern USN railing with set LE700043
redball.gif (371 bytes) IJN Type 21 Radars, 1943-1944, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale, Set LE700040 - In 1943 the Type 21 radar was refitted to the cruisers of the Myoko and Takao classes, as well as most other major warships. This type was supplanted in 1944 by the Type 22 array. Lion Roar set LE700040 provides Type 21 radars by type. 
 redball.gif (371 bytes) IJN 25mm AA Guns Set II, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale Set LE700042 - If you are looking for finely detailed twin and triple IJN AA gun mounts for late war IJN warship fits, Lion Roar set LE700042 provides fourteen of each of those gun designs. Additionally, Lion Roar provides another fourteen 13mm twin MG mounts for those who prefer lighter weaponry.  
redball.gif (371 bytes) IJN Late War Aircraft Details, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale Set LE700045 - Lion Roar brass photo-etch set LE700045 contains all of the smaller details that you need to provide landing struts, wheels, propellers and payload for late war IJN aircraft. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) IJN Degaussing Cable, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale, Set LE 700046 - Most cruisers and destroyers of the Imperial Japanese Navy were fitted with external degaussing cables during World War Two. A low electrical current was sent through the cable to lower the magnetic signature of the warship. This would reduce the chance of activating a magnetic mine or torpedo. Lion Roar has produced their second set of 1:700 scale brass photo-etch IJN degaussing cables, set was LE 700046.  
redball.gif (371 bytes) IJN Cable Reels, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale, Set LE700053 - Here is a generic feature that every Imperial Japanese warship model could use, the humble cable and hose reel. If you look at almost any ship, you'll notice the reel is present in abundance. With Lion Roar Set LE700053, IJN Cable Reel in 1:700 scale, you'll get an abundance of those reels in different patterns and sizes. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) IJN Watertight Doors, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale, Set LE700052 -With LE700052 IJN Watertight doors photo-etch set in 1:700 scale, Lion Roar provides so much detail that it is hard to belief that there are any further details that can be added. This is an amazing set, consisting of over 200 incredibly detailed doors and hatches. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) IJN Triangular Platform & Superstructure Supports, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale - Lion Roar 1:700 scale brass photo-etch set LE700044 is entitled IJN Triangular Perforate Board. You may wonder what that may be. Actually this fret is made up of a huge number of triangular shaped supports for platforms and superstructure. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) IJN Heavy Cruiser 203mm Gun Turret Bulkeads/ Thermal Baffles, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale - Lion Roar is constantly turning up new and unusual warship features in beautiful relief-etched brass, especially for 1:700 scale Imperial Japanese Navy kits.  Lion Roar Set LE700049 is a prime example of this philosophy. To my knowledge, this feature has not been duplicated in this great detail in any medium. The Lion Roar Thermal Baffles set should now become a standard feature for any modeler building a Class A IJN cruiser. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Hiryu, Brass Photo-Etched Deck, Lion Roar 1:700 Class - Don't let your Hiryu pilots die from the shame of the expanse of featureless, nondescript flight deck found in the plastic kit. With Lion Roar LE700051, your 1:700 scale Hiryu can have a brass deck of such intricate detail, that your Hiryu will be the toast of the fleet and her pilots will beam with pride. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Ise Class Flight Deck, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale - Now those oddities, the hermaphrodite BB/CVs Hyuga and Ise can join the IJN fleet carriers with brass photo-etch decks designed specifically for the plastic kits. Because of the unique, layered deck of this converted design, Lion Roar set LE700050 will make a very unique impact from standard brass decks. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Imperial Japanese Navy Port Hole Covers, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale - Here is a rather esoteric item from Lion Roar. Lion Roar brass photo-etch fret LE700048 in 1:700 scale provides over 1,000 port hole covers. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) IJN Boat Davits & Fittings Brass Photo-Etch Set, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale - With this new product from Lion Roar in 1:700 Scale, the modeler can add superb detail to the boat handling gear of most Imperial Japanese Navy warships. The fret consists solely of boat davits and associated fittings. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Imperial Japanese Navy Aircraft, Brass Photo-Etch Set, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale - You have your 1:700 scale Akagi or Kaga all decked out in the latest photo-etch finery and now you are lining up your air wing on the deck. How do your Zekes, Vals and Kates appear? Is their appearance up to that of the carrier? Do they still have their plastic pegs as landing gear? Is their any ordnance under the fuselage or wings? More than likely they are flying off bare. Now you can solve this problem with a new brass photo-etch fret from Lion Roar
redball.gif (371 bytes) Imperial Japanese Navy Carrier Flight Deck Netting Photo-Etch Set LE-700019, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale - Lion Roar has produced another photo-etched set, which should be of great interest to modelers of Japanese aircraft carriers. This set, #LE-700019, contain flight deck edge safety netting for 1:700 scale models of Imperial Japanese Navy carriers. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Imperial Japanese Navy Catapults, Brass Photo-Etch Set, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale - Delight your Daves. Bring Joy to your Jakes. There is nothing more perfect for your Petes than the Lion Roar set LE-700018, Imperial Japanese Navy Catapults in 1:700 scale. Why build one of the new mold Myoko, Takao or Mogami cruisers if your going to slap on the solid chunky catapults that come with the kit. The Sentai will wish you many blessings if you refit your cruisers with these brass catapults from Lion Roar
redball.gif (371 bytes) German Navy Cable Reels, Photo-Etch Set, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale - Although cable reels are found in some resin and brass 1:700 kits, they are very rarely found as detail in plastic kits. If they are present as part of the deck detail, they are more likely to resemble amorphous blobs. Lion Roar has released a brass photo-etch set, LE-700008, that will supply you with detailed cable and hose reels for your 1:700 scale German warship kits, regardless if they are in plastic or resin. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) US Navy World War Two Radars, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale - There are quite a number of World War Two warships produced in 1:700 scale in injected plastic. Invariably plastic radar pieces are solid, clunky parts that poorly represent the fragile open framework of the actual radar arrays. The solution is to replace the plastic radars with photo-etch parts. Lion Roar now allows that to happen as they have produced a photo-etch set of USN radars in 1:700 scale. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Imperial Japanese Navy Aircraft Carrier Fittings, Photo-Etch Set LE-70015, Lion  Roar 1:700 Scale - Of all of the fittings found on Japanese aircraft carriers, one that would probably not leap to mind is the blackboard. A blackboard on the island of the carrier? However, with the brass photo-etch detail set LE-700015 from Lion Roar in 1:700 scale you get not one but two scale blackboards for your Japanese carriers. Those are only two of the exotic parts found on this unique fret.
redball.gif (371 bytes) Imperial Japanese Navy Degaussing Cable, Brass Photo-Etch Fret, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale - Lion Roar came up with a great idea in providing this overlooked item. Set LE700016 in 1:700 scale is called IJN Outboard Circuit, which makes sense since it is external to the hull and provides a circuit for an electrical charge, but it is more commonly called a degaussing cable.
redball.gif (371 bytes) 20mm German Light AA Gun C30 Photo-Etch Set, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale - Lion Roar has produced a stainless steel photo-etch set in 1:700 scale, which provides 52 of the C30 20mm German light AA guns, set LE-700012. Since the C38 version looked the same as the earlier C30, these photo-etch parts could be used for the C38 guns as well.
redball.gif (371 bytes) 2cm Flak 35 im Vierling L/38, German Quad 20mm AA Gun, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale - Designed by Mauser and produced by Rheinmetall, this weapon was the very effective quad 20mm. Known as the 2cm Flak 35 im Vierling L/38, the new mount had four C38 guns on a new mount. Lion Roar now produces a two fret set of photo-etch in 1:700 scale of this significant weapon system. 
Midship Models
redball.gif (371 bytes) Gridley Class Destroyers Brass Photo-Etch Set, Midship Models/Trident 1:700 Scale - Although, specifically designed for the Midship Models Gridley/Bagley/Benham destroyer kits, MPK801 by Midship/Trident covers almost all of your modeling needs for the Midship Mahan/Dunlap kits just released. Regardless of the year of the fit being built, this fret has detailed parts for any prewar, early war, mid-war or late war destroyer kit in 1:700 scale. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Increased Joy for the Red Castle, Brass Photo-Etched Flight Decks for the Kaga and Akagi, MidShip Models 1:700 Scale - Just as warships were rebuilt and refitted to increase their effectiveness and stay in step with evolving technology, so to do these brass photo-etched decks allow their 1:700 counterparts to achieve today’s standards in detail and fidelity. The Hasegawa Akagi and Kaga may be over 30 years old but a refit with the Midship Model photo-etch deck will allow either of them to maintain fleet speed into the 21st Century. 
NNT
redball.gif (371 bytes) Life Buoys, Painted Photo-Etch Set, NNT 1:700 Scale, NNT 700-001 - The first photo-etch set from NNT is this set of pre-painted life buoys, NNT 700-001. The life buoys are the same put they are painted in four different patterns. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Seamen & Civilians, Painted Photo-Etch Set, NNT 1:700 Scale, NNT-700-002 - Do you build "Flying Dutchmen"? You know, ships without any crewmen. Ships are tools, admittedly large ones but tools nonetheless. A ship without a crew is useless. NNT has released a photo-etch set in 1:700 scale, which contains sailors and civilians for good measure. 
North Star / Askold
redball.gif (371 bytes)Modern Russian Water Tight & Gas Tight Doors, North Star Askold Line 1:700 Scale - Pssst! Hey Buddy! Could you use over 300 relief-etched brass doors for 1:700 scale modern Russian warships? Of course you could! North Star Models/ Askold Line has produced fret 700001 with 340 water tight and gas tight doors in 1:700 scale. 
Regia Marina
redball.gif (371 bytes) Conte di Cavour Class Battleship Resin and Photo-Etch Detail Set, Regia Marina 1:700 Scale - One of the latest releases from Regia Marina is this resin and photo-etch set for 1:700 scale models of the two ships of the Conte di Cavour class battleships. Designed to outfit either the Delphis model or the Pit Road version, this set provides a variety of fine detail. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Merchant Ship Light AA and Fittings, Resin & Photo-Etch Set AF-051, Regia Marina 1:700 Scale - Whatever your needs, if you have a 1:700 scale merchant ship or auxiliary without photo-etch, the odds are that Regia Marina has provided very useful fittings for your model with their set AF-051. Whether it is for light AA guns or numerous ship fittings, this set provides a wide selection of fittings for almost any merchant model in this scale. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Cable & Hose Reel Photo-Etch Fret, Regia Marina 1:700 Scale - New from Regia Marina is this stainless steel photo-etched fret of cable & hose reels in 1:700 scale. Included in the fret are 64 relief-etched reels in three sizes and six different styles. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Regia Marina 1:700 Scale Photo-Etch & Accessories List, September 2004 - In case you have not noticed, Regia Marina has added an extensive line of stainless steel photo-etch and resin/photo-etch accessory sets to their line up of resin warship models. Here are photographs of some of the newest patterns, as well as the Regia Marina complete listing.
redball.gif (371 bytes) Regia Marina 1:700 Photo-etch for Vittorio Veneto and Italian Navy Warships by Steven Backer
Toms ModelWorks
redball.gif (371 bytes) HMS Rodney & HMS Nelson Brass Photo-Etch Set, Tom's Modelworks 1:700 Scale, Set #737 - If you are planning in building the Tamiya 1:700 scale HMS Rodney or HMS Nelson, then you should seriously consider acquiring Tom's Modelworks brass photo-etch set #737 for these ships. This set provides all of the crucial fittings that can only be replicated in photo-etch, as well as a healthy measure of other nice to have fittings. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Essex Class Aircraft Carrier Brass Photo-Etch Set, Toms Modelworks 1:700 Scale - Whether the Essex of your choice is from Dragon, Trumpeter or Hasegawa, Tom's Modelworks set #757 brass photo-etch set for 1:700 scale Essex class aircraft carriers, will have essential detail for the ship and air complement. This two fret set has something, actually many somethings, that every Essex kit can use. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Royal Navy Radars, Tom's Modelworks 1:700 Scale - Since the Royal Navy developed radar, a radar array and more probably many arrays will be needed for any 1:700 scale RN ship. With Brass Photo-Etch Set 738 from Tom's Modelworks you'll get the full array of RN arrays. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) USS Baltimore Heavy Cruiser Brass Photo-Etch Set #756, Toms Modelworks 1:700 Scale - Toms Modelworks Set #756, Baltimore Class Cruisers Photo-Etch in 1:700 scale, has everything a modeler could want to dress out his Baltimore or Pittsburgh. Not only does Toms supply essential brass replacements for clunky plastic parts provided in the kits, but also Toms provides essential parts totally lacking in the kits, such as Mk 8 main gun radars. With this set the modeler gets the complete package from intricate catapult assemblies to generous supplies of inclined ladders and railing. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Tom's Modelworks 1/720th Graf Zepelin brass set
redball.gif (371 bytes) Tom's Modelworks 1/700th IJN Tenders and Repair Ships brass set
redball.gif (371 bytes) Tom's Modelworks 1/700th Liberty Ship brass set
redball.gif (371 bytes) Tom's Modelworks 1/700 Set #726 WWII IJN Heavy Cruiser
Voyager Model
redball.gif (371 bytes) Imperial Japanese Navy Cable Reels, Set A, Voyager Model 1:700 Scale - For all of the perfectionists who model 1:700 scale warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, Voyager Model brings another photo-etch pack of relief-etched brass detail. With Voyager set VNC0304 you receive two identical frets of 1:700 scale cable/hose reels for larger units of the Imperial Japanese Navy. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) USN WWII Destroyer Railing, Voyager Model 1:700 Scale - Are the nightly rumbles around Guadalcanal with the Imperial Japanese Navy getting your USN destroyer railing all a- kilter and mused up? Do you have a nice shiny squadron of Fletchers that need a crisp new set of railing before they can steam into a liberty port? Well, Voyager Model steams to the rescue with 1:700 scale photo-etch set VNC0107.  
redball.gif (371 bytes) Bofors Twin 40mm Gun Mounts, Voyager Model 1:700 Scale - Although it may seem that Voyager Model produces only brass photo-etch sets for Imperial Japanese Navy subjects, that is not true. The USN is represented as well. As a case on point, here is the new Voyager Model 1:700 scale set VNC0604 for the twin 40mm Bofors guns mounted on most types of ships of the USN during World War Two. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Arleigh Burke Aegis Array, Voyager Model 1:700 Scale - Are you working on a 1:700 scale Arleigh Burke Class destroyer? Are the Aegis radar arrays not crisp enough for you or lack the detail that you desire? Well Voyager Model has a brass photo-etch set that may be just your cup of tea. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Imperial Japanese Navy Triple 25mm AA Guns, Voyager Model 1:700 Scale - Voyager Model now produces a 1:700 scale set of triple IJN 25mm AA gun mounts. Set VNC0603 includes six frets of relief etch stainless steel or brass that will provide parts for a total of 30 triple 25mm gun mounts. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Imperial Japanese Navy Twin 25mm AA Guns, Voyager Model 1:700 Scale - To provide even more AA defense, the twin 25mm mount was introduced for additional protection for ships of destroyer size and up. Now Voyager Model lets you add your own up-graded AA defenses with photo-etch set VNC0602, IJN Twin 25mm Mounts. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Imperial Japanese Navy 5.5-Ton Anchors, Voyager Model 1:700 Scale - Voyager Model has another new brass photo-etch set in 1:700 scale, designed for the warship models of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Set VNC0301 provides 5.5-ton anchors of the pattern used for heavy cruisers and battleships. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Imperial Japanese Navy Single 25mm AA Guns, Voyager Model 1:700 Scale - Voyager Model now provides a set of three brass photo-etch frets composed exclusively of single 25mm guns, just right for any mid to late war fit. Set VNC0601 includes three identical frets, each of which contains parts for twenty of the 25mm mounts. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Imperial Japanese Navy Portholes/Scuttles, Voyager Model 1:700 Scale - Voyager Model made a whole series of specialized photo-etch sets for 1:700 scale Imperial Japanese warships when it first arrived on the scene. The company is continuing this excellent tradition with another series of new photo-etch products for the IJN. Here is one of their newest, Voyager set VNC0310. This set contains two identical photo-etch frets of relief-etched portholes/scuttles for IJN warships. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Fuso Class Battleship Resin and Brass Replacement Turrets, Voyager Model 1:700 Scale - Voyager is back in a big way in detail sets for ships models, including detail sets with turned brass parts and resin replacement parts. This set of replacement turrets for the Fuso Class battleships is just the first one we'll look at. The set includes all six turrets in resin in three different patterns and all have turned brass barrels already attached to the resin turrets. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Imperial Japanese Navy Ladder Set #1 Photo-Etch AP-046, Voyager Model 1:700 Scale - If you are building any 1:700 scale IJN warship, you really need to use photo-etched inclined ladders to add that extra level of detail and fidelity.  Voyager Model now produces their own set of 1:700 scale Imperial Japanese Navy inclined Ladder. With the Voyager Model photo-etched set AP-046, Imperial Japanese Navy Ladder Set 1, you can outfit a number of your Japanese warship kits. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Imperial Japanese Navy Watertight Doors Set, Photo-Etch Set AP-044, Voyager Model 1:700 Scale - You may not get away with leaving a door open at your home but thanks to Voyager Model you sure can leave them open in your 1:700 scale Imperial Japanese Fleet. With the Voyager Model photo-etched set AP-044, Imperial Japanese Navy Watertight Doors, you can leave 146 doors open, if you wish. But wait! There’s more! A second fret in this set brings 65 deck hatches.  
redball.gif (371 bytes) Imperial Japanese Navy Antiaircraft Gun Set, Photo-Etch Set AP-047, Voyager Model 1:700 Scale - Are pesky Devastators getting through your Type 0 fighter screen? If that happens you’ll have to rely on your ship’s antiaircraft gunners. Your gunners are eager to swat these pests out of the sky. Do they have the ordnance up to the job? With the Voyager Model AP-047 Imperial Japanese Navy Antiaircraft Gun photo-etch set you’ll be able to outfit your gunners with single, twin and triple barrel 25mm light AA guns. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Imperial Japanese Navy Emergency Set, Photo-Etch Set AP-045, Voyager Model 1:700 Scale - With Voyager set AP-045 Imperial Japanese Navy Emergency Set in 1:700 scale, you’ll be locked and loaded with brass photo-etch emergency rudders the next time you lose rudder control. What? Oh, you’re an admiral with a whole squadron to outfit? No sweat! Voyager includes six emergency rudders in two of the season’s hottest styles.
redball.gif (371 bytes) Imperial Japanese Navy Depth Charge Equipment, Voyager Model 1:700 Scale - Voyager Model has thought about the “small boy” enthusiasts of the IJN with this multi-fret photo-etch detail set in 1:700 scale of Imperial Japanese Navy depth charge equipment. Now the Japanese destroyers can receive super detailed weapons to use against those lurking gangster submarines of the USN.  
 redball.gif (371 bytes) Imperial Japanese Navy Catapult Shiki 2 Go 5 Gata Catapults, Voyager Model 1:700 Scale Is your Dave or Jake dressed up with nowhere to go? Well they can move on down the line cradled in deluxe aircraft cradles presented in 1:700 scale by Voyager Model. Of course the final destination will be the Voyager highly relief-etched catapults with turntables and resin internal cylinders, where your aircraft can party hardy before being shot off on their scouting missions.  
redball.gif (371 bytes) Imperial Japanese Navy Aircraft Deck Rails & Turntables, Voyager Model 1:700 Scale Voyager Model has produced a truly intricate two fret set of brass and stainless steel parts to replicate the aircraft deck rails and turntables found on the larger IJN warships in 1:700 scale. With this Voyager set AP-049, the modeler of IJN heavies can for the first time bring detail previously found on only 1:350 scale and larger kits, to the world of 1:700 scale.  
redball.gif (371 bytes) Imperial Japanese Boat Fittings, Photo-Etched Set, Voyager Model 1:700 Scale - This Voyager set, AP-048, is devoted to Japanese boat equipment. The set consists of two photo-etch sets, the largest in brass and the smaller in stainless steel, plus one page of instructions. The quality of the parts on both frets is excellent. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Bismarck and Tirpitz Multi-Fret Photo-etched Sets for Dragon & Trumpeter Kits, Voyager Model 1:700 Scale - There is a new photo-etch producer in the market, Voyager Model of Shanghai. Voyager has produced some very impressive products in a five fret set for the Dragon Bismarck, six fret set for the Trumpeter Bismarck, two fret supplemental set for Tirpitz specific parts, and two fret main deck railing set.
White Ensign Models
redball.gif (371 bytes) HMS Repulse, Brass Photo-Etch Set, White Ensign Models 1:700 Scale - Pipe all hands! The White Ensign Models 1:700 scale PE 780 for the Tamiya HMS Repulse is joining the fleet with all flags flying. WEM has produced another essential for anyone building the kit. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) HMS Ark Royal, Brass Photo-Etch Set, White Ensign Models 1:720 Scale - If you want to build a plastic HMS Ark Royal, you probably have purchased the Revell 1:720 scale of the Ark at least once. Now you can speed back to the future and have the old Revell kit leap off of its deathbed. What is the secret of this modern Lazarus? It is no secret, just everyday photo-etch magic from White Ensign Models
redball.gif (371 bytes) Royal Navy E & F Class Destroyers Brass Photo-Etch Set, White Ensign Models 1:700 Scale WEM PE 766 - You will think that you have stepped into a scene from the Incredible Shrinking Man with the White Ensign Models 1:700 scale brass photo-etched fret for Royal Navy E and F class destroyers. The detail is so minute and prolithic as to be scary and you’ll be haunted by the exquisite relief-etching. 
redball.gif (371 bytes)  USN Floater Net Baskets, White Ensign Models 1:700 Scale, WEM PE 778 - Pietro Hall, master chef of White Ensign Models, has created his own deep dish in brass photo-etch. Taking the prosaic floater net basket, Pietro has whipped up a delicious mixture of ingredients. WEM PE 778 USN Floater Net Baskets provides three types of floater net baskets. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) USN Doors & Hatches, White Ensign Models 1:700 Scale - Mad Pete and White Ensign Models have thrown another curve for you. WEM has just released brass photo-etch set PE777 and it is magnificent in the detail and coverage of USN doors and hatches. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Slava Class Rocket Cruiser (RKR) Brass Photo-Etched Set, White Ensign Models 1:700 Scale - Don't let your Trumpeter 1:700 scale Slava class leave port without White Ensign Models PE 775. If you sail with thick, solid, kit supplied radar, you will only be the object of jeers and derision of those running dog capitalists of the USN and effete aristocratic girly-men of the RN. With WEM  PE 775 your Slava can stand out with a formidable missile battery, guided to their target by exquisite brass arrays. With this product your Raketny Kreyser can take pride of place in any contest. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Quad Bofors 40mm Gun Mounts Brass Photo-Etch, White Ensign Models 1:700 Scale - Face it, injected plastic Bofors guns most of the time closer resemble telephone poles rather than the deadly tapered barrels of the Bofors gun. Now you can change that. With White Ensign Models 1:700 scale brass photo-etch Quad Bofors 40mm guns, you can add finely detailed relief etched guns for those unsightly plastic telephone poles. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) USN Bofors Twin 40mm Guns, White Ensign Models 1:700 Scale - Time for a moment of miniature madness of dandy determined dementia as Mad Pete has designed another brass photo-etched fret for those modelers who insist in strolling through the outer limits of minute detail in brass. This time it is the extremely important and prevalent Bofors twin 40mm AA guns in 1:700 scale. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) USN Quadruple 1.1-Inch AA Gun, White Ensign Models 1:700 Scale WEM PE 749 - If you are building a 1:700 scale cruiser in her 1942 fit, she probably carried the Chicago Piano during the period. Are you happy with the 1.1-inch ordnance supplied in the kit? Does it even have the Chicago Piano in the parts content? If not, White Ensign Models has an answer with brass photo-etched fret WEM PE 749. With this set you receive six 1.1-inch Chicago Pianos. The parts are relief etched and each gun is composed of six parts. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) HMS Tiger, British Battlecruiser 1:700 Scale Photo-Etch Fret from White Ensign Models - The HMS Tiger, British battlecruiser of 1914, was one of the most aesthetically pleasing warship designs of all time. Finally a kit has been produced of her. This kit from Combrig was released a couple of months ago but did not come with photo-etch. White Ensign Models has again stepped up to the plate and produced a brass photo-etch fret specifically designed for the Combrig kit. Review by Steve Backer. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) Kirov, Brass Photo-Etch Fret in 1:700 Scale from WEM - So you have the Dragon or Trumpeter Kirov, what now? From the heights of the Mount Olympus of brass, White Ensign Models has produced a brass fret in 1:700 scale designed for models of any of the class with WEM PE 751. 
redball.gif (371 bytes) White Ensign Models 1/700th IJN AA Weapons 


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