The hull mold has convex lines. I am fully aware that in the actual ship, it is not a “line” but a “step”, but if the step is 0.2mm and multiplied by 350, it will be 7cm, so I think a convex line would be fine.
Included runners such as screw shafts. The girders inside the hull are just sticks and there are not many of them, so it seems that the distortion will be less if the deck is also temporarily fixed when gluing the hull.
Split into two front and back
It is a method that considerably reduced the number of parts. The mold is also reasonably contained and there is a sense of precision.
Even 1/350 is one part so far using a slide mold. amazing!
Other main parts have a standard structure, and are left-right split or box-assembled.
The overall edge is sharper than 1/700 Montana, and it has a good feeling.
Main guns, etc.
The muzzle is not open, but if you replace it with metal parts, it doesn’t have to be open.
The main gun is almost one part.
Dual-purpose artillery related. The muzzle is not open.
The rear part of the shield is integrally molded, and the left and right parts are separate parts.
Some of the detailed parts are diverted from other kits. I don’t use machine guns
It’s a pretty good mold. At least it’s much better than the early Trumpeter 1/350.
I don’t use this either, but a single machine gun
It is a 3-inch gun that was later widely used by the Maritime Self-Defense Force.
There is no instruction in the manual, but a 20mm twin machine gun is included in the parts. In the case of Salem, I don’t really know how long it was equipped with 20mm continuous mounts, but it means that there are parts for the time being.