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76.2mm F-34 Barrel for T-34/76 Pattern 1941 - First Look

by: Jim Rae [ JIMBRAE ]


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introduction

As is customary with Armorscale's products, the barrel/mantlet comes in a small-snap top bag with the instructions folded into the bag. Simple but attractive packaging although the real interest lies in the contents: /p
  • The mantlet is cast in light-grey resin attached to a larger casting block. These blocks cause no problems in removing by the use of a razor-saw. Casting is totally first-class, with the subtle weld-lines impeccably reproduced. Comparing it with my own references to the Model 1941 mantlet, some careful research has been done on this item.

  • The barrel is turned aluminium with the collar at the mantlet end, well-reproduced as is the collar on the 'business-end'. The barrel contains NONE of the slight raised lines which in other barrels require careful sanding. It is completely smooth.

  • A simple, clear (color) sheet, includes all the necessary instructions for fitting and (modifiying) the kit parts to accept the new mantlet. Simple but effective.

  • Conclusions

    A simple, yet useful enhancement to a T34 kit. The quality and price are amongst the highest I have ever seen and Armorscale is developing a real 'niche' for itself in the AM producers. A superbly produced 'upgrade' which has the advantage of being simple and effective...

    My thanks to Armorscale for the review sample.

    SUMMARY
    The Polish AM manufacturer Armorscale continues with a frenetic release schedule. This, one of their latest products is designed to correct some of the deficiencies on the mantlet/barrel of either the Tamiya or Dragon T34/76s, specifically the Model 1941...
      SUBJECT:80%
      DETAIL:90%
      QUALITY:85%
    Percentage Rating
    90%
      Scale: 1:35
      Mfg. ID: B35026
      Suggested Retail: € 6.49
      Related Link: 
      PUBLISHED: Dec 18, 2005
      NATIONALITY: Russia
    NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
      THIS REVIEWER: 88.06%
      MAKER/PUBLISHER: 89.40%

    About Jim Rae (jimbrae)
    FROM: PROVINCIA DE LUGO, SPAIN / ESPAñA

    Self-employed English teacher living in NW Spain. Been modelling off and on since the sixties. Came back into the hobby around ten years ago. First love is Soviet Armor with German subjects running a close second. Currently exploring ways of getting cloned to allow time for modelling, working and wr...

    Copyright ©2019 text by Jim Rae [ JIMBRAE ]. All rights reserved.


       

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