Yes, I think the 5" mount from Model Monkey is better than either the Tamiya or Trumpeter 5" mounts. Be sure you get both style mounts. The number 1 and Number 5 mounts are the so called double knuckle with a hood to protect the gun captain, while the Numbers 2, 3,and 4 omitted this feature.
I bought the Trumpeter kit that has both, single and double:
I know the resin kits are more detailed but I will first focus in the upgrades and parts the kit dont has.
The Number 3 mount in the four gun Fletcher was replaced by a director for the 3" twin mounts. I do not know what Mark it is.
have researched and corresponds the Mk 56 Director, which I have already ordered
There is a fellow named Rick Davis that can be found on the Steel Navy website who has forgotten more about the Fletcher Class than most people will ever know. He has published two very comprehensive booklets on the subject, one on the early round bridge sub class, and his most recent on the square bridge Fletchers. Unfortunately none of the material covered in these books deal with post war service. Still Rick is the guy you need to go to about Fletcher question. Just post your question directed at him. Anyone can post. It is an open site.
Well, it is a great fact. I will go to the site and I will make sure to contact Him!
Juan: You certainly picked a ship to model with a colorful history. After my last post to you I checked NAVSOURCE to see what they had for pictures, and the ships history. She survived two suicide strikes during the Okinawa Campaign, and also played a part in the filming of the movie "In Harms Way"
Oh yes. When a few months ago I searched for information about the Uss Braine, I got a big surprise and its story is great. I already knew that page I have it scheduled with your photographs for the time to start building the boat.
So I ordered too the 3"/50 mk 22 twin guns
And left me for research:
- mk 32 mod 2 triple torpedo tubes (cant find, possible scratch building)
Again, thank you very much for the interest and the information that you give me, it is very useful for me.