Jagdpanther doesn't really need an introduction and Zvezda agrees
as nothing of the sort is given in the instructions.
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.
lower hull. It is immediately clear that the suspension arms are individual
pieces that will allow some customization.
length hard plastic tracks with more than acceptable detail.
decal sheet with individual numbers that can be mixed and matched
as required.Everything seems to be in perfect register.
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..
sample received from Zvezda through IPMS/Belgium.
kits can be purchased from