Master Model was a new name for me. I had not heard of them before nor had I seen any of their product lines. After this review sample arrived I can safely say I am more than impressed with the quality of their work! This new group from Poland has quite a line of brass detail parts on the market. Here I will be looking at one of their new sets: 1/72 WWII Japanese Type 99 20mm Mark 2 Cannon Barrels (set of 4).
Packaged in a small plastic bag, with a cardboard backing & header were four of the nicest brass parts I have seen. Master Model’s brass parts are very finely turned brass parts that look like the real thing – only much, much smaller! All I can say when I looked at these parts was “WOW – How did they do that?!?”
As you can see from the photo, the detail on these is incredible. I have no idea how they managed to get so much detail into such a small item – but they look outstanding. I’ve added a penny so you can get a feeling for the true size of these barrels – which makes them even more impressive!
For $5, you get four super-detailed brass cannon barrels which will work for many different 1/72 WWII Japanese Fighters, or perhaps even a bomber. Using these is very simple. Simply cut off the existing kit part, and glue these into place with a little superglue. The possibilities are endless with these cannon, as you’re not limited to just one aircraft. Do a bit of research to see exactly what aircraft used this 20mm cannon; they will work with any kit from any manufacturer.
I highly recommend these sets to anyone wishing to add more detail to their 1/72 WWII Japanese kits. I will certainly be on the lookout for more of these great Master Model products & can’t say enough about this set.
Thank you to Master Model and IPMS/USA for providing the review sample!
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