|Kit #: RT72072||
Preview by Rob Haelterman
A picture can
be found here
and a color drawing here.
Some time ago, RetroTracks anounced its withdrawal from 1/72 AFV kits. Fortunately for us, they changed their minds and are back with some of the nicest resin kits on the market.
cardboard box of this kit containes only a few resin parts, with very
nice detail, next to no flash and no pinholes in my specimen. The
only possible casting flaw that I found was on the top of the body,
where some flat areas seem a little uneven as if too much release
agent had been applied to the molds in that area. Some of these areas
are difficult to access, so sanding will be difficult. It might be
that very little can be seen once a coat of paint is applied, though.
The instructions are simple, but generally sufficient, although I feel that it is not entirely clear that the shield could be positioned stowed (to the rear) or ready-to-fire (to the front). The pictures in the references above show both positions.
No decals are provided. This will require some creativity, as Belgian decals are difficult to find. (Set 72045 from Black Lion or BE1 from Aleran might be useful.) While the Germans captured at least one vehicle, there is no proof they ever pressed it into service or applied their own markings to it.
Preview sample purchased by the author.
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Article Last Updated: 02 November 2018