Kit Preview : 1/76 Milicast 2 pounder Antitank Gun



About the manufacturer
Milicast is the premier resin model manufacturer in 1/76. Their range is wide, the level of detail is showcase model-level as opposed to wargame model. Their kits are all resin and include a lot of small parts. The quality and level of detail have also vastly improved in the last few years with models having full interiors and sometimes detailed engines. Their latest guns, which I have only seen on the web site also seem to bring the hobby to a new level. On the minus side, I do question the use of resin for everything as it is more difficult to straighten or unwarp than white metal. Resin parts can be corrected in a hot water bath, but not always perfectly, and the slightest bend in a gun is very conspicuous on a tank!


About the gun
Here is the Wikipedia article on the 2 pounder antitank gun.


About the kit


This is a very detailed resin kit. I find the instruction sheet confusing. It will need a lot of studying to put this gun together. Here are the pictures on Milicast's web site.

This kit came with the CMP portee. Here is the link to the review of the portee.