Master Model out of Poland, well-known for producing high-quality, precision after-market products, has recently released a German 2cm L50 KwK 38 Gun Barrel. This barrel is made to replace the ubiquitous AA and infantry support weapon found in a variety of 1/35th scale kits.
The barrel comes in two pieces of turned brass; a shaft and a delicately perforated cone that slips over the end of the shaft. The shaft is shorter than the standard 2cm L50 KwK 38 barrel and must be cut-in to the plastic using super glue.
I looked across my stash and found the following three comparison barrels:
- (DML) Dragon 6590 Flak 38(t) Ausf. M Late Production
- (TAS) Tasca Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. L “Luchs”
- (ITAL) Italeri 380 Opel Maultier with FlaK 38
I decided to upgrade my Tasca “Luchs” kit for this article. It came with a barrel that, coincidentally, was the narrowest of the three.