AFV Club 1/35 6-pdr Gun Ammo First Look
|Date of Review||February 2009||Manufacturer||AFV Club|
|Subject||6-pdr Gun Ammo||Scale||1/35|
|Kit Number||35174||Primary Media||20 turned brass parts|
|Pros||Beautifully done set of five different types of rounds (four each)||Cons||Unknown how useful this will be for the Churchill kit|
|Skill Level||Basic||MSRP (USD)||$17.98|
AFV Club is becoming the best source in modeling for turned brass ammunition, and now offers this set for the British 6-pounder gun. The set provides four each of five different types of rounds: AP-T, APCBC, APC, APDS, and four empty casings. All are lovely and it really seems a shame to have to paint them! (Note that no painting instructions are included.)
The set is apparently to compliment the series of Churchill tanks being released by AFV Club, but I am not sure how well they can be seen if the modeler takes the time to do up an interior for them. Still, they will be well received by anyone using any other British vehicle with a 6-pounder such as the Crusader, Valentine or even a towed gun.
Overall this is another nice accessory set from AFV Club but I do wish they would provide at least minimal painting directions for them.