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Gepard Flakpanzer 38(t)

 

Alan, 1/35 scale

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Kit No. 018
Scale: 1/35
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
Price: Unknown at this stage
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Injection moulded; individual link tracks; includes basic interior; great subject
Disadvantages: Lots of flash; some ejector pin and sink marks; soft detail on 20mm gun
Recommendation: Recommended for experienced modellers

 

Reviewed by Steve Palffy


Alan's 1/35 scale Gepard will be available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstLook

 

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.


Thanks to Squadron.com for the review sample.


Review Text Copyright 2004 by Steve Palffy
Page Created 19 July, 2004
Last updated 17 July, 2004

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