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Trumpeter 1:350 Z-25
MrMox
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Aarhus, Denmark
Joined: July 18, 2003
KitMaker: 3,377 posts
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Posted: Monday, October 24, 2011 - 03:10 AM UTC
I have begun gathering information etc. for my build, and while the kit as such looks ok, I must say, that the twin 20 mm are rather bad. I have been looking around for substitutes for the entire mount - not only the barrels - but haven“t located anything yet - any suggestions ?

Cheers/Jan
goldenpony
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Zimbabwe
Joined: July 03, 2007
KitMaker: 3,529 posts
AeroScale: 54 posts
Posted: Monday, October 24, 2011 - 05:59 AM UTC
Jan,

I cannot remember if Veteran Models is doing a 20mm replacement weapon or not. They are coming out with some great AM items for the DKM.

Sometime here shortly I will finish my review on that kit...I actually like it, even with its problems.

MrMox
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Aarhus, Denmark
Joined: July 18, 2003
KitMaker: 3,377 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 08:18 AM UTC
No luck so far, hope someone like L' Arsenal gets around doing it.

The kit is not bad, but care must be taken cutting the parts with the thin railing, like the bridge, as the styrene is somewhat brittle so its easy to damage the edge.

Cheers/Jan
Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 01, 2004
KitMaker: 7,600 posts
AeroScale: 121 posts
Posted: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 03:00 AM UTC
This may take a bit of adapting, but Master Models make excellent single Oerlikon 20mm. The barrels and pedestal mount are turned brass and the rest is PE. I am finishing Trumpeter's Graf Spee and I replaced all the 20's with Master's guns, it really makes a difference as the kit guns are very terrible. A word of caution, though, the Master gun parts are very tiny and require patience and care. As an aside, Dragon Z class destroyers, while a little more expensive, are far superior to Trumpeter's and their guns are quite accurate and don't require replacing.
DanielMoscatelli
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Montevideo, Uruguay
Joined: August 22, 2011
KitMaker: 998 posts
AeroScale: 20 posts
Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 04:30 AM UTC
Hello Jan I have the kit of Dragoon and recently buy Orange Model's PE set I recommend and I am thinking helping you with your Trumpeter destroyer

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