A13 (British Cruiser Tank)

Kit # ??? Preview by Henk Timmerman
Edited by
Rob Haelterman

Preliminary remark:
Kitnumber so far not know; the kit will soon be released.


Classification: Quick build kit - 2 kits in a box.

The kit comes in a cardboard box (folded type).

The kit contains:
- A plastic bag with 2 identical sprues, with a size of 17 by 15,5 cm; every sprue contains 11 parts for the vehicle.
- Instruction manual (a manual was not included in my preview sample – see pictures).
- Decals (decals were not included in my preview sample).

The examples I have received did not have sinkholes or flash.
Ejector marks were on the inside of the parts (where they will be invisible after construction).
There is no misalignment of the parts.
The turret hatch can be open or closed.
There are no tools on the fenders.
The track- and wheel-units are cast as one part. The original A13 has an inner- and outer wheel. The model has one thick wheel without any spacing for both wheels. I will advice S-Model, for future releases, to make the wheel and trackunit with the inner-wheel included and the outer- wheels separate on the sprue. That will look much better and brings the model to a higher level.
Casting quality is high class; all parts are very sharp and highly detailed for a “Quick Build” kit.

Hull width: 35 mm.
Hull length: 75 mm (not counting the fenders)

Instruction Manual:
An official instruction manual was not included in my preview example. – (see pictures)

For a “Quick Build” kit this model is high class and casted to a high standard.
It is to be recommended kit for many modelers. My compliments to S-Model.
Let’s hope that S-Model will do more British vehicles in the future, maybe the A9 and A10.

My thanks to S-Model for the preview sample of this kit.

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Article Last Updated: 23 August 2012