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jdagee12 Jan 2019 1:20 p.m. PST

I'm looking for a bunch of 20mm and 40mm tubs and other accessories for some of my 1/2400 ships, just to plus some up and then others for 'what if' fits. I can not afford to get loads of GHQ and CinC ships just for the add ons. Any suggestions? Thank you!

R, Jim

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2019 2:36 p.m. PST

You can buy them from GHQ. They are not inexpensive and you need to know from which model you want the parts. I forget the ship name but the USN ww2 LSD has a sprue with 20mm gun tubs and, I think, some twin 40mm tubs. Most middle to late war USN models have a sprue with 5 or 7 quad 40mm gun tubs

HMS Exeter12 Jan 2019 4:58 p.m. PST

I ordered some sprues from GHQ to get 1.1" gun tubs for a Lexington '42 kitbash. I've put several of them on, but to tell the truth, all you can really visualize is a small round disk with something in/on top.

Figure the diameter of the tubs. Get plastic rod that is about right to scale. CAREFULLY, cut a disk. Glue it down and paint a "gunnish" looking something on top. If you are dubious, get some GHQ tubs and put them alongside the plastic disc tubs. I very much doubt you'll be able to tell any difference without a magnifier.

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2019 10:03 p.m. PST

Find something you like on Shapeways (like one of these?) and ask the creator to re-scale it for you. That sometimes works.

You might be able to adapt the WTJ fighting tops. I agree with KPinder, it only takes a hint of color variation in the middle to suggest a "gun", so a bit of wire in the mast hole would probably work.

For just a few thousand bucks, you can get your own 3D printer and start making your own prints. After you learn to use the CAD software, of course…

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jdagee13 Jan 2019 1:18 p.m. PST

Yellow, that's a great link, thank you!

KPinder, thank you for the ideas

dragon6, was trying to avoid having to buy whole models just to get the extras; another friend said I could buy sprues alone, so may try that.

R, Jim

HMS Exeter13 Jan 2019 2:29 p.m. PST

Dragon6 is right GHQ will sell sprues separately. But, as he noted, they are not inexpensive.

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