Panzer IV Ausf. F1/F2
Italeri, 1/35 scale
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||Kit No. 6217
|Contents and Media:
||3 sprues of dark grey plastic; 2 x
lengths of flexible track.
USD28.97 from Squadron and available from most hobby retailers
||Builds into a decent representation
of some interesting and important versions of the Panzer IV Ausf.F.
||Older kit; vinyl tracks don't glue
well or hold paint
Reviewed by Steve Palffy
1/35 scale Panzer IV Ausf.F may be ordered online from Squadron.com
Italeri's 1/35 scale Panzer IV Ausf F1/F2
represents a bit of a nostalgia trip, as it is quite an old moulding.
However, it can still be built up into a decent representation of this
important variant with a little extra work.
The kit may be built as the short 75mm F1, or
with the distinctive round muzzle brake of the long 75mm as the F2
(sometimes referred to by Allied forces as the Panzer IV Special).
Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:
The major letdown of the kit is the old vinyl
tracks which do not easily glue and do not hold paint well.
Markings are supplied for 1 x F1 and 3 x F2s,
plus three figures from the old Italeri Afrika Korps set. The
instructions are quite clear and easy to follow.
There are better and more recent Panzer IV kits
available in 1/35 scale, but Italeri's Panzer IV Ausf. F1/F2 is
available at a good price, is easy to build and these combine to make it
If I can find a set of replacement tracks I may
just build another one myself. It has been about 20 years since I built
my last Italeri Panzer IV!
Italeri for the review
Review Text Copyright © 2004 by Steve Palffy
Page Created 16 August, 2004
Last updated 16 August, 2004
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