88mm KwK 43 L/71
Barrel and Muzzle Brake
for Tiger II
S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number, Description:
||LB35008 - KwK
43 L/71 for Tamiya Tiger II
(approx USD$11.00) RRP
Contents and Media:
metal barrel; one cast metal muzzle brake; one resin covered muzzle
high production standard; no seams on turned barrel; minimal cleanup
(for cast metal and resin parts); excellent fit of barrel to metal
might want to add bolt head to top of the muzzle brake.
by Brett Green
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This simple accessory from new Chinese company, LionRoar,
will be a nice addition to any Tamiya 1/35 scale Tamiya King Tiger that
requires a stepped barrel.
LionRoar has used three different media for their King
Tiger barrel set, and provided the modeller with a choice for the
presentation of their model.
The metal muzzle brake is almost ready to use - a quick
once-over with a hobby knife and sanding stick will easily remove the
casting marks. Detail is crisp. A collar ring is sharply engraved at the
rear of the brake, but you'll have to add your own lock bolt at the top of
The resin covered muzzle has a small casting block that
will need to be cut off and cleaned up. The texture and drape of the cloth
cover is very good.
The cast metal muzzle brake can be attached to the barrel,
or it can be substituted with the resin covered brake also supplied in the
The metal muzzle brake fits tightly into the hole in the
end of the barrel. Even the resin part is a snug push fit, suggesting the
possibility that the covered and uncovered muzzle might be exchanged for
display after painting if desired.
This is a high quality and versatile accessory. I look
forward to seeing what LionRoar has planned for future releases!
Thanks to Trevor from
Modelmania for the review
LionRoar products are distributed in Australia and New
Zealand by Modelmania.
Check their website for Retailers or Trade enquiries.
Text and Images Copyright © 2002 by
Brett T. Green
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22 July, 2003
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