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Tow Cables for Modern Russian Armor

1/35 Scale

 

 

Karaya

 

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Contents:

TCR06 Tow Cables for T-55, T-62, T-64, T-72, T-80 and T-90; One length of twisted copper cable and four resin cable ends (eyelets)

Scale: 1/35
Price: USD$4.29 from Karaya website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Very flexible; scale appearance; nicely detailed resin eyelets.
Disadvantages: Copper will need thorough paint coverage
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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Creating tow cables for tanks can be a troublesome task. Styrene cables are usually unconvincing, with seam lines and limited detail. Steel cables are difficult to pose in a natural "slack" state as the metal is usually very stiff, and it is hard to control small fibres from sticking out of cables made from thread.

Karaya has released a new set of tow cables made from copper wire. The set being reviewed is designed for modern Russian designed tanks, but other nationalities are also available in the range.

Copper is much softer and more malleable than steel, so it can be posed more easily. The strands are also very fine and convincingly "in-scale". The cable is supplied in a single length, permitting the modeller to cut two cables to their ideal dimensions.

Karaya also include four resin eyelets for the ends of the cables. These look accurate for Soviet vehicles.

Karaya's tow cables are a simple but very effective accessory.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Karaya for the review samples.


Karaya .50 cal machine gun barrels are available from Karaya's website.


Review Copyright 2003 by Brett Green
Page Created 23 March, 2003
Last updated 24 August, 2003

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