sWS mit Flak-Aufbau als Sfl.
|Kit # 7211||Preview by Rob Haelterman - heman_148(at)hotmail(dot)com|
already built the non-armored sWS from MACO (kit 7201), of which you
can find a preview and a construction
review on OTW, and previewed the Panzerwerfer
variant, so it will come as no surprise to those who have read those
pages, or those having one of these kits themselves, that I am delighted
to hold yet another variant: the FlaK version with armored cab.
Some things changed since my last review, as Maco now shows pictures of the assembled kit on the back of the box. This way, interested shoppers can immediately have an idea what to expect. I can only guess at the reasons some manufacturers don't put pictures of the actual model on their boxes.
The quality of the pieces itself is
very good, with the sprues divided between cream colored ones and
grey ones. The sprue above is common to all of Maco's sWS kits. Note
that the upper parts (containing running gear and tracks) is provided
twice. For more details about these sprues, I refer to my previous
previews and construction review.
This sprue is specific for this kit.
Maco also provides a very good looking Flak 43, although the scale thickness of the barrel makes it a flimsy affair.
The manual is a CAD-design style, which is very clear. Strangely enough, there seems to be no step "12".
Sample kindly provided by MACO.
My references on this vehicle are quite
poor, but I can recommend the following: