|Kit # 7201||Preview by Paul Provan - paulalba2004(at)yahoo.co.uk
Edited by Rob Haelterman
(For a sprue of the scans and a general
appreciation, see Doug Chaltry's preview.
Though not for beginners this is a lovely little kit to put together. Particular care is required around the suspension as it is very delicate and the tracks come in link and length around the drive sprockets! Fit of parts is nice; however, a little filler will be required in areas. All and all a sweet build.
I'm not an expert at working out exact
sizes and details; however, I did try to detail this little one a
bit. In some of the upper hull areas additional rivets can be added.
I marked them in pencil and pin viced tiny holes; then using alternate
colours of black and white I built up the rivets; then I matt varnished
them for strength. Also I replaced some of the finer details, access
hatches and also handles, as well as hinge detail and outer machine
gun mount (not shown). I added a full interior, stupidly, as not a
thing can be seen when the kit is put together and I will be adding
crew figures in situ. But it was fun anyway.
This is a really nice little kit and
if your looking for a good example of either of the versions offered
in the box it's a fun build.
Essential if you're planning on detailing
this little one there are a couple of nice books on the Polish Tankettes
available that mainly center around a restored TKS.