I bought myself this for christmas and it arrived on christmas eve! I built it on boxing day and have finally gotten round to reviewing it so here we go. To start what it looked like in real life.
And onto the kit
The box for this one is larger than the panther tanks box but it is all filled with the parts and wastes no space whatsoever. The build took a while and was a fair bit more complicated than the panther tank but was very enjoyable and I saw many techniques I haven't seen before leading to a fun build.
Included in this kit are 4 figures although unlike the panther they do not have decals, the 2 figures sitting in the hull have just plain black bodies so I didn't take a photo of them and the 2 in the turret have what I assume is a star wars imperial officer torso which is a shame after the great decals included in the panther and for a more expensive kit you would expect more detail on the figures not less.
So there it is complete and it looks very good. It towers over figures and the detail is superb.
Again a shot of the back and again the back is very detailed.
This is how the tank looks with all the hatches open which is a nice touch that I think adds to playability or display ability of the tank and again the engine of the tank is very detailed.
Just like the panther tank the 2 crew members can rest in or outside of the tank and the other 2 can only rest in the turret.
And finally what some people might think as a highlight to the kit, the V1 brick arms mg34 prototype I think it fits very well on the tank but I wouldn't really mind if the kit came with or without it as it will be released some day for everyone to purchase.
So, the scores
Price: For a kit of this detail, in primarily tan bricks and all the work that must have gone into it I thought it was reasonably priced but for someone who doesn't have the kit will probably think it's very overpriced so 8/10 ( It cost $385.)
Parts: I felt the parts were very good in this kit as it is in an accurate colour and is very consistent so I think it deserves 9/10
Playability: Very fun to play with, I would know with all the detail and opening hatches turning turret etc I think its very playable 9/10
Figures: The only disappointment I felt of the kit, as 4 figures with accurate decals would have perfected the kit but still you can buy them yourself from somewhere and apply them yourself so not a complete loss 7/10
And the total is 33/40 again, a very good model only let down buy its price and the figures if you want it buy it!
Edited by Rufus, 29 April 2012 - 11:13 AM.