Set includes 4 base rings for twin-gun and triple-gun 8"/55 cal. turrets.
Recommended for Iron Shipwright's 1/350 USS Salt Lake City CA-25.
This set is designed to accurize any 1/350 scale USS Pensacola CA-24 or USS Salt Lake City CA-25 heavy cruiser model kit. In order to meet 3D printer requirements, these base rings are intentionally designed to be thicker than scale at the bottom. Once removed from their sprue, careful, gentle sanding of the bottom will thin these rings to a more scale-like appearance. Depending on which kit you own, some adjustment may be needed for best fit.
The bottoms of the two forward base rings have accurate shear (slope) so that they will meet the deck's shear but remain perfectly level on top, just like the real base rings did. The two aft base rings are designed flat.
These base rings have accurate bolt detail on two levels.
Each base ring is individually marked so that you will know which base ring is intended for the proper turret.
On the real ship, no matter whether the base ring supported a twin turret or a triple turret, the supporting base ring had the same diameter. True to prototype, these model base rings also have the same diameter.
The US Navy installed two 8"/55 caliber triple-gun turrets and two 8"/55 caliber twin-gun turrets on the ships of the Pensacola class heavy cruisers of World War II fame:
- USS Pensacola CA-24
- USS Salt Lake City CA-25
Model Monkey 1/350 Pensacola class products:
- 1/350 8"/55 cal Turrets for USS Pensacola CA-24 and USS Salt Lake City CA-25
- 1/350 8"/55 cal Turret Base Rings for Pensacola class Heavy Cruisers
- 1/350 USS Pensacola CA-24 Vents
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