GazzaS Posted July 3, 2021 Share Posted July 3, 2021 Hello friends, Now that my 109 build is waiting on parts, I've started this Kit. It's a fine kit with small flash and lots of parts. Some would say over-engineered. But... there are sacrifices we must make if we want to build certain kits in certain scales that aren't made by somebody like Mr. Tamiya-san. There are several versions of the Panzer II. This one has four large road wheels on torsion bars instead of the usual five small wheels on leaf springs. So, when you look at the pics you'll have to mentally adjust to the smallness of the thing. It comes with a nice instruction booklet: With nice, uncluttered instructions: There are several Panzergrau schemes: And one more three-color scheme: ...representing some of the Wehrmacht's most famous units. Over a period I've build up the wheels and last night I started on the tub. It's a flat-pack tub, but fits together nice and square. The Wheels have plastic caps that you would expect to work like Tamiya's Poly caps. But they don't. My original plan was to attach the wheels uncemented, glue on the indy-link tracks, and then pull off the assembly and paint it. But that won't happen. The plastic caps hold on tooth and nail. And to remove them, they either have to be twisted... or wedged off with a knife blade. No matter... I will do it the old-fashioned way There are no figures in the kit. But I have two options: So, come... watch and listen as I curse my way through another build. I curse mostly when I drop parts... or when they are ejected into space by tweezers. Even at this early stage, I have had to resort to a toothpick with a gob of blutack on it. 4 1 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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