3-Chain Bars Railings

Published: May 4th, 2011     
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Reviewed by: Bill Kluge - IPMS# 45849
Scale: 1/350
Company: Eduard
Price: $26.95
Product / Stock #: 99015
Product provided by: Eduard

Adding to its expanding line of ship detail sets, Eduard has released photoetch ship railings in the popular ship modeling scales. This unpainted stainless steel set represents drooping chain railings founds on the main decks on most all types of vessels (metal bar railings tend to be found more often on the upper superstructure deck levels). This is generic railing, not geared to any specific navy or class of ship.

By way of comparison, the PE is similar in thickness to Tamiya's, and just slightly heavier than what you get from Hasegawa, Lion Roar or Gold Medal Models. The rails are slightly taller than the others mentioned, and the "chain" portion is not represented as delicately segmented chain links (like GMM's) but as solid, drooping lines (the accompanying photo compares the same scale GMM "Saratoga" railing to the Eduard rails). You're supplied with a little over 57 inches of railings in the package, which scales by my calculations to approximately 1670 feet in 1/350 scale.

Nitpicks aside, the PE is quite workable and easy to bend to shape and would significantly enhance the look of any vessel that it's used on. Thanks to Eduard Model Accessories and IPMS/USA for supplying the sample for my review.

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