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British Anti-tank 6-PDR Mk II
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2013 - 01:14 AM UTC
Zvezda hits the store shelves with a release of the British 6-punder anti-tank gun and it is reviewed here by Cpt. C. Sosebee

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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2013 - 02:11 AM UTC
Riich is releasing one (maybe better ) real soon. I'll pass on the Zvezda.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 - 06:45 PM UTC
You've been luck, Cap! My issue has the gun barrel halfs so twisted, they may pass for boomerangs. Boy, was I disappointed, when I opened that box. I was expecting a lot more from Zvesda. As it seems they remain the proverbial box of chocolates...
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Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 - 09:24 PM UTC
This is the old Max/Airfix/Italeri/Testors/Revell/Zvesda/etc, kit & dates from the 70's

Sorry to hear you had a banana barrel, bad quality control? I put a steel rod in an Airfix 17pdr barrel to correct it, you might try that? Or cover it with tarpaulins in travel mode, like the Resicast version.

SFAIK, ( So Weit Wie Ich Weiss ) there is no metal barrel for this gun, as the 6pdr barrels I've seen are for tank guns, & the profiles are different....

Go on, now someone prove me wrong..

I built this with the Airfix boxed QL portee, very good, for it's age, but I wouldn't pay Tamiya prices for it now, Looking forward to the Riich release, though it is a different mark of gun.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 - 09:33 PM UTC
Again, why didn't Zvezda cash in here and make the other variants on this base kit....I'll say it again Brit/ US AIRBORNE versions please somebody...!!! Which needs muzzle break and folding trails.....hopefully RIICH models will come through with an airborne version?
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Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 - 11:01 PM UTC
Riich is much more likely, as:
they already have a track-record in doing variants
& it has much newer moulds, (probably already designed for variants), we shall see when sprue-shots appear.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - 03:27 AM UTC
I'm not sure, but I think the Zzezda/Revell-Italeri/Peerless-Max/Airfix, etc. etc. is a bit over-scale. Maybe 1/32. It certainly looks too big next to 1/35 figures. Once Riich releases it's 6 lb'er maybe they'll follow up with a 57mm.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - 05:06 AM UTC

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I'm not sure, but I think the Zzezda/Revell-Italeri/Peerless-Max/Airfix, etc. etc. is a bit over-scale. Maybe 1/32. It certainly looks too big next to 1/35 figures. Once Riich releases it's 6 lb'er maybe they'll follow up with a 57mm.



Riich, as far as I understand, are interested in taking the 'basic' model as far as posible, so I'd be pretty sure the 57mm WILL be coming at some future date...
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - 06:57 AM UTC
The airborne version would be very welcome.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - 05:18 PM UTC
Yeah, roger that guys....we can only hope.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - 05:44 PM UTC
Excellent review of an old kit.