Gepard Flakpanzer 38(t)
Alan, 1/35 scale
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||Kit No. 018
|Contents and Media:
||156 parts in injection moulded
plastic plus 200 injection moulded individual track links; photo-etched
tool box; markings for three vehicles - eastern front 1945
||Injection moulded; individual link
tracks; includes basic interior; great subject
||Lots of flash; some ejector pin and
sink marks; soft detail on 20mm gun
||Recommended for experienced
Reviewed by Steve Palffy
1/35 scale Gepard
will be available online from Squadron.com
The Flakpanzer Gepard 38(t) was based on the late
Panzer 38(t) chassis with a centre mounted engine and a 20mm gun mounted
on the rear of the hull.
Alan's kit comprises 156 parts in injection moulded
styrene plus another 200 individual track links in plastic. A basic
interior is included in the kit, and the individual track links are a
very useful inclusion.
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The plastic parts display a fair amount of flash,
in addition to sink marks and ejector pin marks in places. The detail on
the 20mm Flak gun is soft.
Although a reasonable result might be achieved
straight from the box after some preparation and effort, I would suggest
that this might be a good candidate for kitbashing and/or superdetailing.
There are several good articles on converting Marder IIIs into this
variant, and some of those articles would be a good place to start.
This is a great subject vehicle and the extra work
required will make the extra effort worthwhile.
Recommended for experienced modellers.
Squadron.com for the review
Review Text Copyright © 2004 by Steve Palffy
Page Created 19 July, 2004
Last updated 17 July, 2004
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