Lion Roar has released this replacement metal barrel designed for the Tamiya Panzerjäger "Jagdtiger" Sd.Kfz.186 Frühe Produktion (Kit #35295).
The set consists of a single finely turned brass barrel with the muzzle drilled out and rifling included and requires no cleanup at all before fitting to the kit apart from some minor burs inside the bore from the rifling machining process.
The metal barrel is the full length of the kit barrel for a straight replacement but doesn't included the breech locating bevel which requires some minor alterations to the kit parts, also the large locating pin inside breech is slightly larger in diameter than the plastic part.
Firstly you need to slightly enlarge the inner breech opening which can be done with a #11 blade, test fitting the barrel for the right fit. Next remove the large notch on the upper breech half (part D17) and finally remove the small notch from inside the upper gun mount support (part D19), all very easy.
This is the simplest of barrel updates for the Tamiya Panzerjäger "Jagdtiger" with a nicely machined barrel with rifling included and only requires minor kit alterations to add more detail to the kit gun barre as well as eliminating the need to sand the barrel join seam.
Thanks to Lion Roar for the review set.