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Voyager 2cm Flakvierling 38 Barrels
c5flies
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Posted: Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 01:24 PM UTC
Robert Blokker provides a review Voyager's 2cm Flakvierling 38 Barrels and Magazines, a set of four in 1/35 scale.

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Posted: Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 04:47 PM UTC
Great review, Robert! I'll be looking for these barrels when I get working on my Sdkfz 7/1 in a couple of months.

Rob
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Posted: Friday, May 14, 2010 - 03:27 AM UTC
Ola James

Thanks for uploading the review

@ Rob
Thanks for the compliments. And about the SdKfz 7/1... that is exactly the reason why I bought my set
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Posted: Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 11:44 AM UTC
Hmmmm.. I only paid approximately 24 Euro for my DML 7/1 kit. In my eyes, not worth it, but to each their own..
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Posted: Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 12:08 PM UTC
Hmmm.. That is interesting. I just ordered two sets for just US$13.98 with free postage.. Joy..
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Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 03:02 AM UTC
Thanks for the review Robert. They definetly look the part.


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Hmmm.. That is interesting. I just ordered two sets for just US$13.98 with free postage.. Joy..


Warren ... where did you order them from? US$6.99 is a very nice price!!
warreni
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Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 11:41 AM UTC

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Thanks for the review Robert. They definetly look the part.


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Hmmm.. That is interesting. I just ordered two sets for just US$13.98 with free postage.. Joy..


Warren ... where did you order them from? US$6.99 is a very nice price!!



Hi Frank. Lucky Model is where I get all my Voyager stuff from. Free postage makes them irresistable!
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Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 02:32 PM UTC
Hi!

Sounds like just what I need as I complete an old Tamiya Wirbelwind flakpanzer...

So off I went to the lucky Model site and could not find any such barrel set. I know I'm not looking in the right way nor location... But.

Could somebody please tell me what the Voyager Model item number is- maybe that'll be the missing link I need!

Thanks!

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 02:45 PM UTC
Great review Robert

Bob, the item # is VBS0137 which Lucky Model is showing as 'available' (so not in stock). That's a great price for a four pack of these barrels.
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Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 03:58 PM UTC
The number was in the item ID of the review. I am willing to wait a few months if needs be to save all that money. 24 Euros = US$29....
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Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 04:38 PM UTC
Thanks! for the item number!

Why am I not surprized to see it is "available" and not "in stock"!

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Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 10:34 PM UTC
Ola Guys

Thanks all for the comments on the review.
As for the price... It was based on an Italian Onlinestore. I usually try to search for retail prices in onlinestores but as is already pointed out. There are obviously places where you can get them cheaper.
I paid a tenner for it but I bought it from somebody else. 6,99 dollar is a steal for this set
warreni
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Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 10:40 PM UTC
I was not saying anything against you Robert, please don't think I was. Is amazing how much some places think they can gouge us modellers, my LHS is a prime example unfortunately.
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Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 11:49 PM UTC
Warren. No problems there I kinda understood that already. But I thought it was a good thing to say where the price comes from... Living in Holland I know all about ridiculous prices... something that sadly is not limited to modelling alone. And I'm always looking for cheaper sources for that reason.
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Posted: Monday, May 17, 2010 - 03:52 AM UTC
First of all, nice review, Robert!

Second, you can't beat that price! I wonder if LM will continue to sell them so cheaply, or if this was a close-out to get rid of stock? LM have told me they don't re-stock Voyager all that often, and Griffon Model has had the edge in marketing their line of Vierling replacement barrels and shields. The same item is $19 from Hobbyeasy.com, so I doubt we'll see that $6.99 price again, LOL!

Finally, there's no way to avoid replacing the kit barrels in the Tamiya warhorse Sd.Kfz.7/1 and it really makes sense at this price in the Dragon or Trumpeter versions. The key weakness in styrene is the flash suppressor, which can't compete with brass ones when pre-formed and not something you have to make yourself ala Aber or Eduard PE sets.