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Bison I

 

Alan, 1/35 scale

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Kit No. 019
Scale: 1/35
Contents and Media: 192 parts in injection moulded plastic plus 280 injection moulded individual track links; 2 x photo-etched parts (exhaust cover and deck grate); includes spare shells and ammunition crates/boxes; makings for four vehicles - 3 Russian Front and 1 Greece.
Price: USD$21.46 from Squadron.com
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Injection moulded; individual link tracks; nice detail; includes basic interior; easy to follow instructions; beats scratch building!
Disadvantages: Some flash; a few ejector pin and sink marks
Recommendation: Recommended

 

Reviewed by Steve Palffy


Alan's 1/35 scale Bison I is available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstLook

 

Based on the Panzer I Ausf. B chassis and using the SiG 33 gun, it is nice to have this vehicle available in injection moulded plastic. Note that this kit is not the same as the Maquette resin and plastic kit - it is a good quality, all injection-moulded offering at a significantly lower price.

Alan's 1/35 scale Bison is nicely detailed and includes a basic interior. The individual track links are well done, and will be very useful to depict the "sag" seen along the top track run of these vehicles.

 

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I have built a few Alan kits and they tend to fit quite well (after cleaning up seams and flash), so I expect that construction should not present any undue complications.

Many modellers will want to add more detail. Jordi Rubio makes a nice replacement barrel for the SiG 33 and Model Kasten makes excellent workable tracks, to name but a few. Even without after-market accessories, the kit should still make a good representation of the vehicle with a little effort.

Alan's 1/35 scale Bison is a welcome addition to the ever growing lineup of German armoured vehicles and represents good value at this price.

Recommended.

Steve has started building the kit and the Jordi Rubio metal barrel set. A full Construction Feature will follow in the coming months.

 

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Thanks to Squadron.com for the review sample.


Review Text Copyright 2004 by Steve Palffy
Page Created 16 July, 2004
Last updated 22 July, 2004

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