I have no information on either the tank or staff car that are the subjects of this set from Fairy Planning. A picture of what appears to be the same staff
car can be found here (bottom of the page) on the axis history.com site.
The kit comes in a carton box measuring 21.5cm x 8.5cm x 3cm. Parts are separate packed in separate plastic bags and contains 12 parts for the tank as well as
12 parts for the staff car, all cast in light blue resin.
- A 4-side drawing is all that is included as an instruction manual.
- There is no painting guide.
- There are no decals.
- The few tools on the tank are molded directly on the body.
The hull is cast in one part and is hollow.
The hull is without a bottom and requires the builder to make one.
The topside and sidewalls are without air bubbles but have some flash.
The tracks are cast in 2 parts and are very simplified.
All of the parts have flash that will need to be carefully removed.
Hatches on the hull and turrets are separate pieces.
The casting is a little rough.
This model is best suited for collectors only, especially those with an interest in the "Japanese War Theatre". With so few parts, the model makes for a simple build out-of-the-box.
To make the model more presentable will require a lot of work and some experience in modeling.
Review sample received from an independent third party donor.