1/48 German aircraft machine gun MG 151 (20mm) barrels

Product # AM-48-015

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Dec 9 2020


This latest release from Master features a pair of 1/48 German aircraft machine gun MG 151 (20mm) barrels (2pcs) machined out of brass.  These were used on many German fighters and bombers.  Eight hundred were exported to Japan and were used to equip 388 Japanese Ki-6 Hien.


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The quality of the machining has to be seen to be appreciated........these are amazingly detailed and of the highest quality.  This set includes 2 turned brass barrels. It is very simple to use on your model, and makes it extremely realistic. Simply cut off the original plastic barrel and drill a hole in the remaining parts and insert the metal barrel using Cyanoacrylate adhesives.

It is quite impressive the fine level of detail that is included on this set.  This are a big improvement in detail over the plastic kit parts.

You can purchase these and other fine detail items directly from the Master website.   

I would like to thank Master for providing me with this product sample.  Visit their website for more finely crafted detail items in a variety of scales. 

Steve Bamford

Photos and text by Steve Bamford