Robert W Martel
This one seems pretty nice. The price was reasonable from Tokyo Hobby. They back well, in a box, good thing too because the box had a nice gouge in it, but the kit box was undamaged.
First off,,,, the box is WAY too big. Lots of empty space in there!
The main tank parts are actually Italeri from 1998. The detail is very nice. Color is a nice olive green.
Tamiya added 2 nice sprues of stowage: Fuel drums, jerry cans, packs, bedrolls, tarps, ammo cans, a knee up driver figure, etc. And an aluminum main gun barrel!
The tracks are individual links with one long bottom run. The detail looks really nice, bit I think I'd just as soon have entirely single links, or rubber tracks. Tracks with a flat run can't roll!! I didn't notice any Poly Caps, so maybe the wheels don't turn anyway.
It's like building a model car with wheels that don't turn! DUH!~! Come On ! For the price I expect these things to at least roll, the main gun to go up & down, the turret to turn, and maybe even have a few opening hatches !! Is that too much to ask for $36 worth of Plastic??!!
Seems like a No Brainer to me!!
Oh, well, I still like the kit and I'm sure it will build a nice looking tank.
07. June at 08:31:20