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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
Scale: 1/35
Price: AUD$19.50 (approx USD$11.00) RRP
Contents and Media: One turned metal barrel; one cast metal muzzle brake; one resin covered muzzle brake.
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Crisp detail; high production standard; no seams on turned barrel; minimal cleanup (for cast metal and resin parts); excellent fit of barrel to metal muzzle brake.
Disadvantages: Superdetailers might want to add bolt head to top of the muzzle brake.
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed 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 part.

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 set.

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 samples.

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
Page Created 04 December, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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