sWS (schwerer Wehrmachtschlepper)
|Kit # 7201||Preview by Rob Haelterman - heman_148(at)hotmail.com|
since I laid eyes on this kit, I knew this was a revelation for the
Braille Scale Community: a small company producing injection plastic
kits of high quality.
The kit itself has 164 pieces. Some of them had already detached from the sprues when I opened the plastic bag inside the (side-opening) cardboard box, so be careful when you open it, to avoid feeding the carpet monster.
Quality of the pieces itself is impeccable, and while I haven't yet built one myself, I have seen one being built, and it looks like a breeze.
A minor nitpick is the splitting of the front
wheels in two vertical halves, which may cause some loss of detail
For the driver's and cargo compartment you get a tarp. Although the instructions do not mention it, you are free to leave it off. Note that the cargo tarp has its sides rolled up. Closing the compartment will require some scratchbuilding.
Apart from the licence plates and the stars, you are left with a large white "G" and "F" and the name "Thor". I assume these are meant for particular vehicles, but I can't find them in my documentation.
The decals look good on the sheet.
My references on this vehicle are quite poor, but I can recommend the following:
In there you can find a picture of a captured sWS (not the one in the kit instructions) with a very interesting camo.
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Article Last Updated: 14 February 2009