For a big model, e.g. 1/200 battleship, the "need" for big detail is for sure, arguable.
Look up on the net, Wolfgang Wurm's superb build of Nelson using the Pontos set.
Best of fortune.
: Do these sets substantially improve the 1/200
: kit? Turned metal barrels are nice but not
: sure if the investment is worth it. What
: say the rest of you??