Kit #: 5042 Construction review by Rob Haelterman

The Jagdpanther doesn't really need an introduction and Zvezda agrees as nothing of the sort is given in the instructions.


1. Contents

As this is my second encounter with a "snap fit" Zvezda armor kit, I want to start building it as quickly as possible. So, I'll start with a quick peek inside the (side-opening) box allowing me to start removing parts from the sprues.

The main sprues. Parts are crisp and, in general, well detailed. The back rows of the interleaved suspension are pre-assembled promising a speedy and well-aligned assembly.

The lower hull. It is immediately clear that the suspension arms are individual pieces that will allow some customization.

Single length hard plastic tracks with more than acceptable detail.

The decal sheet with individual numbers that can be mixed and matched as required.Everything seems to be in perfect register.


2. Instructions

The instructions promise a speedy assembly. The marking option is for a generic vehicle on the Western or Eastern front.

This is how the finished article should look like. It doesn't look half bad an no gaps are immediately visible..





Review sample received from Zvezda through IPMS/Belgium.


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Article Last Updated:
14 December 2017

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