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 Post subject: Printed Anchor Chain
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:54 pm 
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Hello fellow modelers,I will make a short review of a new product from a company called YX

they are offering many accessories,but some of the most desirable are precise made patterned anchor chains, truly a nice development ,from regular brass chain.

They come in 3 different scales
1/700
1/350
1/200
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I ordered some and want to show how good is this product,it really enhances the ship and now the chains look right ,compared with brass chain this product is a blessing and those guys from YX just raised the bar for this kind of accessories

the ones I ordered are 1/700 and 1/350, the work on both are exquisite ,but I really liked the 1/350 ,IMHO can be used on Battleships and Aircraft carriers up to Essex Class,for Supercarriers ,I think a bigger chain must be used.
The 1/700 IMO can be used only in BB and CV,but also looks good on 1/350 Destroyers/Frigates,maybe, a bit small for 1/350 cruisers, but the truth is a great option also for them.

Here are some pictures ,I counted for the 1/350 chain 22 links an inch ,on the 1/700 was 30 links an inch

BTW the black chain in the last photo is 38 links per inch,but as you can see ,looks really off :dead: compared with the patterned one.


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 Post subject: Re: Printed Anchor Chain
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:05 pm 
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Excellent idea of posting pics of the chain actually on the ship model. It really puts the chain in perspective. Looks really good! Needs yet finer chain for smaller ships!
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 Post subject: Re: Printed Anchor Chain
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:36 pm 
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If anyone's still on the fence, here's some I've fitted to a cruiser of mine. The 3D printed chain takes paint (I used Alclad Magnesium as a base) really well and a rusty enamel wash really brings it to life.

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