Japanese Type 99 20mm Mark 2 Cannon Barrels

Published: January 31st, 2011     
Reviewed by: Tim Hortman - IPMS# 19789
Scale: 1/72
Company: Master Model
Price: $5.00
Product / Stock #: AM-72-017
Product provided by: Master Model

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!

  • Comparison of size with U.S. one-cent coin
    Comparison of size

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