T-34-85 85mm barrel

1/16 No.SP10
Review by Terry Ashley

Finemolds have now released this aluminium replacement barrel for the Trumpeter T-34-85 kits (Kit No.00902 and No. 00904).

The barrel is a single piece with a smooth finish and rifling to a depth of 10mm which is parallel with the barrel length but this is not really that noticeable. There is an extra 'cone' section at the rear end of the barrel for fitting to the kits.

The barrel simply replaces the kit plastic barrel halves (parts N56, N57) 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 (N54, N55) with out modification and the tip of the 'cone' fits into the opening in the breech (N25, N26) which supports the alignment of the barrel meaning you 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 85 gun.

Thanks again to the guys at Rainbow Ten for their excellent service.

Page Created 26 December 2004

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