Pak 40, Tiger I and 150mm Gun Barrels (VBS 0102, 0103, 0104, 0105; PEA 115)
Pak 40, Tiger I and 150mm Gun Barrels
Voyager Model, 1/35 scale
Catalogue Number and Description; Contents and Media:
VBS0102: WW2 German 75mm Pak 40 Barrel (early version) Photo etch, turned brass and AL.
VBS0103: WW2 German 75mm Pak 40 Barrel (Mid version) Photo etch, turned brass and aluminum
VBS0104: WW2 German 75mm Pak 40 Barrel (Late version) Photo etch, turned brass and aluminum
VBS0105: German Tiger 1 Barrel (early version) Photo etch, Resin turned brass and aluminum
PEA 115: WW2 German Sfh 18 L/30 150mm Gun Barrel Turned aluminum, Resin. Scale:
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Voyager Models has added a few more updates to their ever growing range. I have grouped 6 of their latest photo-etch and turned brass barrel sets for this review.
VBS0102, 3 and 4: WW2 German 75mm Pak 40 Barrel (early, mid and late versions)
Photo etch, turned brass.
These 3 updates are essentially the same with the shape of the of the muzzle break being the only discernable difference. These sets consist of 1 turned aluminum barrel, a separate five piece turned brass muzzle break and a medium size etch fret that include the gun mount and cradle. A one page instruction sheet is included with a bonus of one “spent” ammunition shell. All of the brass and aluminum parts are very well done with the barrel itself showing a “rifling” effect. The muzzle brakes and barrel length and contours match well with all available drawings. The etch itself has clearly defined bend marks and again is very well done. I can easily recommend this set as it ticks all the right boxes (and then some) and are worth while updates.
VBS0105: German Tiger 1 Barrel (early version)
This sets consist of 1 turned aluminum barrel, a separate five piece turned brass muzzle break, a very small etch fret and a cleanly cast Gun mantlet and collar. The muzzle brake and barrel contours and length match well with all available drawings. The
Resin cast mantlet and collar are note worthy, as they exhibit details not normally seen on any of the Tiger 1 barrels on the market today. Highlights include an extremely good fit of the barrel to the collar, weld beads around the collar and drain holes and cast marks on the mantlet itself. The overall presentation, fit of parts and casting make this the best overall early Tiger 1 barrel package on the market today.
Highly Recommended (they don’t get much better than this)
PEA 115: WW2 German Sfh 18 L/30 150mm Gun Barrel
This barrel and breach upgrade is intended for either the Dragon or Trumpter kits of the 18 L 30 German Gun. The set includes 1 turned aluminum barrel with rifling and a resin gun breach. The barrel contours and length match well with all available drawings and the gun breach is cleanly cast. The only negative with this set, is the rifling in the barrel as it looks a little excessive, but will probably disappear with a coat of paint.
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