Carro Medio M 13/40 Produzione finale
|Kit # 72077
|Preview by F. Giovagnorio
For information on history and technical evolution of the M13/40 tank, see this previous article.
I am happy to see that GB Modelli has started protecting their kits with a sturdy cardboard box, while previously they were sold in simple, unprotected plastic bags.
The parts are very crisply molded, with quite a bit of flash, which is something you must expect from limited-production resin kits; being very thin, it can be easily separated form the pieces. No warping, no pin-holes and minimal attachment blocks. The resin is soft enough to be easily cut with a sharp hobby knife without splintering or excessive effort.
At first glance, the kit looks spot on for a 3rd serie tank. I am going to apply to it the same table I used on another article dealing with the existing 1/72 kits of the M13/40:
The first impression is confirmed - with 10/10, this means that we finally have an accurate M13/40 !
The assembling instructions are the typical GBModelli style drawing on paper.
Thanks to Georgio Briga (GB Modelli) for the review sample.