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Challenger II Barrel

LionMarc Model Designs 1/35 Challenger II Barrel Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2006 Manufacturer LionMarc Model Designs
Subject Challenger II Barrel Set Scale 1/35
Kit Number LM20000 Media Aluminum, resin
Pros Easy upgrade for the Tamiya kit Cons
Skill Level Basic MSRP (USD) $15.00

First Look

Here is a look at a most impressive replacement barrel set from LionMarc Model Designs. This set contains a multi-part replacement barrel set for the Tamiya Challenger II kit. The core is a turned aluminum barrel that has two resin hollow-cast thermal sleeves, one for each side of the bore extractor, and a second aluminum part for the barrel tip.

Challenger II Barrel

If you look at the casting of the thermal sleeve alone, you'll see that this will really enhance the appearance of your main gun, and neither the sleeves nor the barrel have mold-marks nor seams like the kit barrel.

My sincere thanks to Wings n Treads ( for this review sample. Check out the other LionMarc as well as other cool aftermarket products that they carry!