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Pz.III/IV Tow Cables

by: Vinnie Branigan [ TEACHER ]

introduction
One of the more infuriating things about armour modelling can be getting those tow ropes to sit exactly where you want them to on your model, and yet still look 'real'. Most of the metal ones I've used have been too stiff, or too springy, and have been very difficult to get to sit right on my finished model. Karaya seem to have this problem sorted.


quick look
This set from Karaya is a set of thin cables for the Panzer III or Panzer IV series of vehicles and all their derivatives. You get just over 43 centimetres of copper coloured cable, which is 0.6mm in diameter, and four finely cast resin eyelets for the ends, so you should have enough in each packet for at least two vehicles. The cable can be bent realistically, in much the same way as any replacement tow rope of course, but these actually stay where you put them, in much the same way as solder does, although the copper alloy that Karaya uses is much, much stronger of course.


conclusion
Recommended, Karaya of course has an extensive range of replacement tow cables for different vehicles, both WWII and modern, in a variety of scales and diameters. Keep an eye out for a build feature using these soon!

SUMMARY
Replacement tow cables have often been low on the list of priorities for armour modellers, and yet a realistically coiled tow cable can make or break a model. These replacement cables from Karaya come in a variety of sizes, and stay exactly where you put them. This, coupled with a faithfully reproduced twist pattern, makes them high on my personal list of priorities!
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: TCR08
  Related Link: Karaya
  PUBLISHED: Nov 25, 2006
  NATIONALITY: Germany
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.97%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 88.00%

About Vinnie Branigan (Teacher)
FROM: ENGLAND - NORTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

Copyright 2019 text by Vinnie Branigan [ TEACHER ]. All rights reserved.



   

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