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
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.
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.
Schatton-Modellbau for the review sample
A full price list of this and
their other products is available on Schatton's website
Orders may be placed via email.