Modeling the Sherman Tank in 1/72nd Scale
Browning M2HB .50 cal Machinegun Barrels Master Model
Kit #72-002
Article by Doug Chaltry; last updated 3 December 2023
This set is probably my all-time favorite accessory/detail set ever released in our scale. When you refer to the .50cal machinegun comparison article, you can see the great need we have for a set just like this one. Some of the newer 3D-printed guns are very nice, but I don't think that they are yet at the level of finesse that they could compete with the barrels in this set from Master Model. The gun barrels come as illustrated in the photos below, pre-assembled. So all you need to do is to cut off the barrel to be replaced, drill a 0.5mm hole in the machinegun receiver, and superglue in the replacement. These will make our turret MGs look absolutely amazing.

The only thing I could have asked for would be some photoetched barrel-changing handles, because those are not exactly easy to craft ourselves, considering their complex shape. And perhaps the firing grips, as those often need replacing as well. That would have made a small fret of photoetched more worth including.

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Modeling the Sherman Tank in 1/72nd Scale