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IJN WWII Warship Awning Stanchions

Alliance Modelworks 1/350 IJN WWII Warship Awning Stanchions First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review September 2013 Manufacturer Alliance Modelworks
Subject IJN WWII Warship Awning Stanchions Scale 1/350
Kit Number NW36064 Primary Media Photo-Etch
Pros Parts for small and large deck carriers Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Experienced MSRP (USD) $25.00

First Look

With the growing number of full-production injection-molded plastic kits coming into the market in 1/350 and 1/700 scales, and now a push into 1/200 scale as well, there are excellent opportunities to provide aftermarket details to satisfy the advanced builders that are acquiring these kits. While there are a number of aftermarket companies around that address many of these naval subjects, Alliance Modelworks is really doing some interesting work with their photo-etched detailing. Let's take a look at this new set:

IJN WWII Warship Awning Stanchions

This set provides the type of railings used on dreadnaughts and IJN warships that used the three-pole (awning) stanchions for stability/strength. Click on the parts image above and you can see the great level of detailing that Alliance Modelworks can achieve with their photo-etching process. These are the finely detailed parts that can't be effectively replicated in styrene.

For more information about this or any other detail set, stop by Alliance's website.

My sincere thanks to Alliance Modelworks for this review sample!