Source for 1/350 oerlikon

I’ll be building my USS Indianapolis soon and have plans to build my uss england soon as well. I am trying to track down 1/350 oerlikon to replace the kit parts as with them being small the plastic detail isn’t great.

The Indy gets 10 sets of twin cannons and the England 8 singles

Would also want 6xquad 40 mm bofors and a quad 1.1”

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good luck with your quest! i will be following your build when it comes time! :grin:

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Thanks! Will be my first ships! A bit nerve wracking.

I found black cat models and they seem to have waht I need except the oerlikon have hollow instead of solid bases and I can’t seem to figure out which is correct

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can you scratchbuild something?

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Could probably use the black cat tops and kit basses

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@Mead93 - lots of options here.

If you want resin then Black Cats Models or Kraken Models are your best options (https://krakenhobbies.com/shop/ols/categories/1350-weapons)

If your looking for photo etch - the is Big Boy Blue, Infini Models, or Master Models

In the end it might be best with a combination between the options.

David

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Perfect thanks for some names I can look into. This is a rookie question but what’s the difference between the hollow base and solid base oerlikons. Possibly in name or period, just so I can do some research on what’s appropriate for my builds

to be honest I am not sure - probably time period if I had to make a guess.

David

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https://micromaster.co.nz/products/1-350-royal-navy-twin-20mm-oerlikon-mkix-guns-0º-elevation-x12

I’d go with Micro master and it isn’t too expensive.