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3.7cm Flak 36/37 Barrels
for Hasegawa's Ju 87G Stuka

 

Schatton-Modellbau, 1/32 scale

 

S u m m a r y

Stock Number and Description 3205 - 3.7cm Flak 36/37 Cannon Barrels for Junkers Ju 87G
Media and Contents: One piece in machined brass (each barrel sold separately)
Price: Each barrel 6.30 Euros available from Schatton Modellbau (may be ordered by email)
Scale: 1/32
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Luxuriously produced; ready to use; precisely drilled holes and slots in hollow muzzle; simple one piece drop-fit replacement.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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F i r s t L o o k

 
 

Schatton-Modellbau produces a range of metal gun barrels in various scales for armour and aircraft models. Their latest effort is designed for the new Hasegawa 1/32 scale Junkers Ju 87G Stuka.

The big 3.7cm Flak 36/37 guns are the focal point of this big, aggressive aircraft. Hasegawa's kit is very well detailed, but the limitations of the injection plastic moulding process means that the holes and slots on the muzzle brake are recessed, not actually drilled through as was the case on the real thing.

Schatton-Modellbau's 1/32 scale 3.7cm Flak 36/37 barrels address this issue. Each barrel is supplied as a single part in machined brass. The subtle taper of the barrel is faithfully reproduced, as is the shape of the flared, hollow muzzle brake. The holes and slots in the muzzle brake are precisely drilled.

 

 

The effect is equally impressive when viewed from the outside of the barrel, or when looking straight into the muzzle brake from the front.

No preparation is required for these barrels - they come ready to use. You will only have to cut the kit's plastic barrels from the body of the gun before installing the new brass parts.

I have also been advised that Schatton-Modellbau will soon be offering 3.7cm shells and cartridges for this gun.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Some model accessories are simply luxurious. In my opinion, Schatton-Modellbau's 1/32 scale 3.7cm Flak 36/37 barrels fall into this category.

They are beautifully produced, should be dead easy to install, and will have an obvious impact on the finesse of your completed Stuka Tankbuster.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Schatton-Modellbau for the review sample


A full price list of this and their other products is available on Schatton's website http://www.modellbau-schatton.privat.t-online.de. Orders may be placed via email.
 


Review Copyright 2006 by Brett Green
Page Created 20 March, 2006
Last updated 02 May, 2006

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