Sherman M4 barrel
1:48th Scale set #MK-2
Review by Terry Ashley

Tamiya Finemolds have released this metal barrel for the recently released Tamiya 1:48 M4 Sherman Early Production kit #32505 and consists of a single turned barrel with the muzzle drilled out.

The barrel is the same size as the Tamiya kit barrel and fits into the mantlet the same as the kit barrel without any problems with the fit being the best out of the available metal barrels released to date.

The Tamiya kit barrel has the separate end cap that requires the join seam to be filled and the metal barrel eliminates that minor problem completely with the only quibble being it lacks the subtle flare at the end of the early 75mm M3 barrel.

A simple but effective update for the Tamiya kit that adds a nice detail touch.

Finemolds barrel with Tamiya barrel

Thanks to my Credit Card and to the guys at Rainbow Ten for their excellent service.

Page Created February 9, 2005
updated March 12, 2005

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