5MHobby/EMEWE is a resin producer from China mainly producing kits which are not released by most of the other manufacturers.
Subjects mainly cover prototypes and experimental vehicles used or planned during the WW-II war period.
The early releases of the 5MHobby kits had some problems in accuracy or in casting. Later releases have shown that 5Mhobby has learned a lot and the kits are of a
much better quality.
Kit 72022 is for the experimental prototype of the Flak Panther Ausf. D with 2x37mm AA 341. The various later AA versions are based on
existing drawings and/or speculative fantasy on the part of the
designer of the kit masters.
The kit comes in a carton box and contains 32 parts.
The hull is cast as one single piece and the casting is upside down leaving the plug on the bottom of the hull. The upper side and sidewalls are
without air bubbles or flash. The underside (casting side) of the hull has a casting bloc. It will be necessary to delete the casting blocs and to rework the
belly of the body. The hull dimensions appear to be based on the Panther hull from Dragon.
- The model is cast in yellow resin
- There is an instruction manual and painting guide
- There are no decals
- Contains a set of the normal Panther tools
Both the track units and the outer road wheels are separatly cast. A possible weak point comes from the track units being cast upside down, with the result that
the tracks are missing details on inside. There is some flash between the tracks and wheels that you have to clean carefully. The two hatches on hull and one
on the turret are open. All parts are well cast. The pictures on the construction manual shows you the pictures of the parts and construction.
On the model the gun is not movable but fixed, but in the photos below I have made the guns movable, and on the turret I have also added some small details
such as the lifting rings, air filter, etc.
In conclusion, this is a nice interesting kit for many modelers and collectors.
Preview sample supplied by 5mHobby/EMEWE.