Schatton-Modellbau produces a range of metal gun barrels and
accessories in various
scales for armour and aircraft models. This new release is designed to
convert the Revell 1/72 scale Arado Ar 240 into the proposed version fitted
with the powerful 7.5cm BK 7.5 Bordkanone.
The big 7.5cm cannon is the focal point of this variant. Schatton-Modellbau's 1/72 scale
cannon barrel is supplied as a single part in machined brass. The holes in
the muzzle brake are precisely drilled, and the entire barrel is very
No preparation is required for the barrel - it is ready to install.
The resin parts are also well done. These comprise the large housing
under the nose, and a replacement cockpit floor with the re-loader. Some
guesswork will have to be made when rearranging the rear cockpit
configuration - this was a paper project, not a completed prototype, so
nobody will be able to prove you wrong! Cleanup will be quite easy. The
housing is attached to its casting block with three fine resin strips, while
the cockpit floor will need to be sanded flat on the underside before
Casting quality is first rate, with no imperfections on my sample.
Schatton-Modellbau's 1/72 scale 7.5cm BK 7.5 Bordkanone Conversion for
Arado Ar 240 will make a big difference to the appearance of the standard
Revell kit. Some experience will be helpful for this conversion, but it
should be within the skill range of the average modeller.
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.