As is customary with Armorscale's
products, the barrel/mantlet comes in a small-snap top bag with the instructions folded into the bag. Simple but attractive packaging although the real interest lies in the contents: /p
The mantlet is cast in light-grey resin attached to a larger casting block. These blocks cause no problems in removing by the use of a razor-saw. Casting is totally first-class, with the subtle weld-lines impeccably reproduced. Comparing it with my own references to the Model 1941 mantlet, some careful research has been done on this item.
The barrel is turned aluminium with the collar at the mantlet end, well-reproduced as is the collar on the 'business-end'. The barrel contains NONE of the slight raised lines which in other barrels require careful sanding. It is completely smooth.
A simple, clear (color) sheet, includes all the necessary instructions for fitting and (modifiying) the kit parts to accept the new mantlet. Simple but effective.
A simple, yet useful enhancement to a T34 kit. The quality and price are amongst the highest I have ever seen and Armorscale
is developing a real 'niche' for itself in the AM producers. A superbly produced 'upgrade' which has the advantage of being simple and effective...
My thanks to Armorscale for the review sample.