British A15 Crusader MKI & MKII

Kit # PS72003 Preview by Henk Timmerman
Edited by
Rob Haelterman


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 17,5 cm; every sprue contains 18 parts for the vehicle.
- Instruction manual (manual were not included in my preview sample).
- Decals (decals were not included in my preview example).

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 on the parts.
All hatches are closed. There are no tools on the fenders.
It’s possible to build either a MKI or a MKII

The track and wheel-unit of his kit has the same problem as the A13. The track- and wheel-units are cast as one part. The original A15 has an inner- and outer wheel. The model has one thick wheel without any spacing for both wheels. I will advice S-Model to make the wheel and track-unit with a separate inner and outer wheel. That will look much better and brings the model on a higher level.
Casting quality is high; all parts are very sharp and highly detailed for a “Quick Build” kit.

Hull width: 36 mm.
Hull length: 77 mm (not counting the fenders)

Compared with the Hasegawa / Revell Crusader:
Hull width: 36,5 mm
Hull length: 78 mm (not counting the fenders)

Compared with the Airfix 1/76 Crusader
Hull width: 36,5 mm
Hull length: 78 mm (not counting the fenders)

Instruction Manual:
An official instruction manual was not included in my preview example.

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.

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


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Article Last Updated:
05 September 2012
07 October 2012