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M26 Pershing Mantlets and Muzzle Brake Set

 

Trakz
(A Division of the VLS Corporation)

 

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue No. and Description Item TX 0022 - M-26 Pershing Mantlets and Muzzle Brake Set
Price: USD$14.95 from VLS website
Contents and Media: 3 parts in pale yellow resin
Scale: 1/35
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Well cast; optional mantlet covers provided; simple way to get a unique effect for your Pershing; authentic fabric texture; impressive fastener detail
Disadvantages: No instructions (but not that complicated either!)
Recommendation: Recommended.

 

Reviewed by Brett Green

 

FirstLook

 

Trakz has released a second detail set for 1/35 scale M26 Pershing models. This set provides two alternate mantlets with different canvas covers plus a covered muzzle brake.

All the parts are supplied in cream coloured resin and are cast perfectly. The parts are solid but cleanup will be a breeze. One mantlet has a block on one side only, the other has no casting block at all - it is ready to use!

 

 

The two styles of mantlet are:

  • one with a simple dust cover between the mantlet and the turret, and

  • one with a canvas cover over the whole mantlet and the base of the barrel, also extending to the turret.

The canvas texture and fastener detail on both mantlets are very well done.

In reality, this set could be used on two different models. The full cover looks more like a travel cover, and would seem to be more at home paired with the covered muzzle brake. The simple dust cover looks like it would be in place in action or on the move.

This nice accessory will distinguish your M26 from all the other Pershings on the model club table!

Recommended.

Thanks to VLS for the review samples


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Review Copyright 2003 by Brett Green
Page Created 03 January, 2003
Last updated 19 July, 2003

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