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5 X 1/72 scale Up-Date Sets
75mm Gun, Mantlet & Cartridges

for Eduard, Italeri & Extratech M4 Sherman.


Czech Master Kits (CMK), 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: CMK BE72008 (cartridges and spent cases), BE72009 (gun,mantlet and ammo “early”), BE72010 (gun, mantlet and ammo “mid”), BE72011 (gun, mantlet and ammo “late”) and BE72012 (gun, mantlet, m/g cover and ammo).
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: BE72008 has turned brass cartridges (5) and spent cases (3) only, the rest have a turned aluminium barrel, one cartridge, one spent case, resin mantlet parts and all have an instruction sheet with parts plan and one build diagram in a plastic blister pack.
Price: each USD$7.96 online from Squadron
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Simple, inexpensive, should be an improvement to the specified kits.
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Glen Porter

CMK's 1/72 scale M4 accessories are available online from Squadron.com



I don't know about the Italeri kit, even though I have one to build, but the Eduard/Extratech kits definitely have problems around the gun and mantlet. These sets will go a long way towards curing those specific problem areas.

The aluminium gun barrel and brass ammo are thoughtful additions to some already useful up-date sets, typical of CMK.

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The machine gun cover in set BE72012 I think was something they forgot in the earlier sets, so they did an extra to provide it.

For any Braille Scale Modellers who bought the Extratech kits before they found out about the faults, these sets are a must.


Thanks to MPM/CMK for the review sample.

Review and Images Copyright © 2005 by Glen Porter
Page Created 27 December, 2005
Last updated 26 December, 2005

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