German Bordkanone 5cm

Published: July 12th, 2011     
Kitset contents
Kitset contents
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette - IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/48
Company: Master Model
Price: $14.95
Product / Stock #: AM-48-034
Product provided by: Master Model

Oh where were you when I did a review of the Dragon Me-262 A-1a/U-4? Master Models has released a four part set to replace the large 5cm canon which was added to the Me-262 U-4 and also was part of the Me410 in one variant.

The set consists of a turned aluminum barrel, a turned aluminum barrel head and two brass parts. The brass parts are the end of the barrel which has a perforated tip and a cap. You place the cap on the end and add the parts together and drill a hole in the kit part and you're done. Couldn't be simpler.

The holes drilled in the business end of the barrel are a work or art. I included several pictures and borrowed one from the Master Models site to show size.

In summary, this has superb detail, a very reasonable price, will make sure you don't have sanding and fit issues with the kit parts and is easy. Most highly recommended. My thanks to Piotr and Iwona Czerkasow of Master Model, and IPMS/USA fo this review sample.

  • Barrel size compared to wooden match stick
    Barrel size compared to wooden match stick
  • Completed barrel assembly
    Completed barrel assembly
  • Close-up of muzzle brake
    Close-up of muzzle brake
  • Barrel installed in nose of ME-262
    Barrel installed in nose of ME-262

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