T-34-76 76.2mm barrel

1/16 No.1601
Review by Terry Ashley

ARMO have released what is probably the first of a couple of barrels for the Trumpeter T-34-76 kits (Kit No.00903 T-34-76 Mod 1943 and No. 00905 T-34-76 Mod 1942) in the form of an aluminium replacement barrel.

The barrel is a single piece with a smooth finish and the small lip at the muzzle as well as rifling to a depth of 10mm. The rifling is parallel with barrel length this is not really that noticeable.

The barrel simply replaces the kit plastic barrel halves (parts S38, S44) and elevates the need to clean up the usual join seam in the plastic parts and being aluminium is not much heavier then the kit barrel so won't cause any problems in that regard.

The barrel fits precisely into the kit gun halves (S37, S43) with out modification and will only need a small amount of cyanoacrylate or two part epoxy to hold in place.

Attaching the barrel to the Trumpeter gun
Barrel rifling

This is the simplest of updates that will add some nice detail definition for the F-34 gun.

Thanks to Gilles from Blast Models for the review kit.

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