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Griffon Flak-Vierling Barrel 4pack
bill_c
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2010 - 09:01 AM UTC
Bill Cross reviews Griffon Model's 2cm Flak-Vierling38 Barrel Multi-Pack w/Textured Barrel Changing Hand Grips.



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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2010 - 03:00 PM UTC
Hi Bill,

very interesting review. I must say Griffon is still an unknown brand to me, although I have seen it around for a while now, especially on the Dragon USA online store.

I own the Jordi Rubio ones, but now that I have seen Griffon's, I will certainly buy them. I used to prefer Model Point at times, because Lion Roar or Aber, have photo-etched parts, such as the fire suppressors, delivered flat and supposed to be bent.

Unfortunately, such tiny pieces are difficult to bend evenly and smoothly, especially when forming a cone, unless one has a very expensive Etch-Bending and forming bench.

Besides, even then, it is quite difficult to bend them smoothly into a perfect shaped cone.

Now that Griffon, like MP, brings these pre-shaped, I am willing to go the extra mile.

I also like Armor Scale barrels, but they are very expensive in comparison, yet their anodized barrels are something to behold (besides being easily painted - since anodized ones have a better grip on paint, being as they are, rough surfaces, instead of smooth ones).

Again, thanks for the detailed review, and the analogies to Voltaire. I like Voltaire very much (as an author and fellow thinker, less as a man).

Great work.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 01:48 AM UTC
Thanks, Patrick! We have the most erudite reviews here on Armorama, LOL.