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First Look:1/72 75mm KwK42 L/70 barrel for Panther

by: Pawel Krupowicz [ VODNIK ]


Originally published on:
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FIRST LOOK REVIEW

Armorscale set depicts the gun barrel of German WW2 75mm gun KwK 42 L/70 as used on Panther tanks. It is not dedicated for any specific 1/72 scale Panther kit, at least no such information is provided on the label or in instructions. This means that some trimming of kit parts may be needed to install the barrel if you happen to choose a model from different manufacturer that the one used by barrel designers. The set comes in a small plastic zip-bag with a piece of protective cardboard, tiny instruction sheet and another smaller zip-bag inside containing aluminum barrel and brass muzzle brake. Instruction sheet shows proper assembly of the barrel parts, although it is so simple that there is no instruction needed.


Turned aluminum barrel is quite smooth with barely visible marks left by the tool and brass muzzle break is very nicely detailed. The fit of brass part to the aluminum barrel is a bit too loose and muzzle part has some play after assembly. This means that gluing (or soldering) has to be done very carefully to make sure that parts are properly aligned.


in conclusion

Armorscale set should significantly enhance the look of small scale Panthers and save a modeler some tedious cleanup process.

Many thanks to Armorscale for the review sample!

Photos of parts ©Armorscale and from Armorscale
SUMMARY
The set depicts the 1/72 scale gun barrel of German WW2 75mm gun KwK 42 L/70 as used on Panther tanks.
  Scale: 1:72
  Mfg. ID: B72003
  Suggested Retail: € 5.20
  Related Link: Armorscale website
  PUBLISHED: Jun 03, 2005
  NATIONALITY: Germany
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 82.20%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 89.40%

About Pawel Krupowicz (Vodnik)
FROM: WARSZAWA, POLAND

As first lines of this bio appear under all my reviews, I feel it is important that I start with this information: In March 2005 I ventured into the other side of modeling "industry" - I was not only building model kits, but also helping design them as a consultant for Dragon Models Ltd.. These days...

Copyright ©2019 text by Pawel Krupowicz [ VODNIK ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.


   

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