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 Post subject: Odd barrel question
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:29 am 
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Hoping I can get help from the experts. I'm trying to ID a vintage kit. All I have to go off of is a turret barrel. Barrel is appx. 30-35 mm long and has three raised rings at the base. I'm guessing it may be an older and larger scale Yamato but none of the kits I've seen contain a part like it. I'd offer a picture but the reference I have is not that great. I can make out the three raised rings, though. Would anyone have an idea what kit subject between 1960 and 1975 a part like this may come from? I know it's a stretch based on the little info, but if it sparks any ideas, I would appreciate the help!

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 Post subject: Re: Odd barrel question
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:33 am 
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What manufacturer and what scale (approximately), or how long, is it?
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 Post subject: Re: Odd barrel question
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:12 am 
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If I'm reading you right, all you have is this one part? Are you trying to ID it off of something like a science fiction model that was kit-bashed from parts, or am I miss-understanding?

Is there any way you can post a photo?

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 Post subject: Re: Odd barrel question
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:33 pm 
Thanks for the replies! Tracy, you hit the nail square on the head. I found a better picture. As you can see, it's been modified; most likely heat treated and curved. The raised rings are noticeable here. As mentioned, I've looked through most kit in that era but cannot find a barrel with these rings. Thanks for your help!

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 Post subject: Re: Odd barrel question
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:16 pm 
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I don't think any Yamato/Musashi kit that depicts the barrel base rings would be so subtle about them - they would be more prominent relative to the barrel's overall width.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:54 pm 
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I have absolutely no background in this, but to me that looks more like a piece off a model car than off of a ship.

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 Post subject: Re: Odd barrel question
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:35 am 
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Thanks for the replies! Tracy, you hit the nail square on the head. I found a better picture. As you can see, it's been modified; most likely heat treated and curved. The raised rings are noticeable here. As mentioned, I've looked through most kit in that era but cannot find a barrel with these rings. Thanks for your help!

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What the hell is this build ??

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