|Kit # MT72809||Construction review by Rob Haelterman|
For a preview of this kit, see here.
There is actually little to say about the construction of this kit. The (few) parts need little clean-up, mostly limited to the removal of a light seam or the filling of a pinhole. There is no warping and the fit is very good, which means that this is an ideal project for the weekend.
I chose the non-Japanese option with
this kit. As there are no decals included, and as there is not too
much info to be found, except about the specimen kept in a museum
in Sweden, I followed the markings and colors given in the drawing
that comes with the set (shown above). I have no idea which country
this tank belongs to, or if it is even based on a picture of the real
thing, but it looked good. I painted the model in Vallejo acrylics,
mixing browns and greens and found the decals in a GHQ sheet for 1/285
wargaming tanks. The latter are slightly rough, and not perfectly
aligned, but this did not bother me, as I guessed the tank was being
tested by a potential customer who applied a temporary reference number.
I decided to put the number on the turret instead of the hull, as
the position on the Modell Trans drawing seemed unlikely because
All in all, a very nice kit of a rather esoteric vehicle.
An article on OTW on how to convert the NC-27
yourself can be found here:
Sample kindly provided by Modell Trans.