|Some serious late-war firepower for my 20mm Germans|
Pak40 Anti-Tank Gun & Crew
|Here comes Ivan...|
|Gun commander figure on a square base.|
|Extra loaders on a separate base.|
|Another view of the loaders.|
|The crew prepares to load another 75mm shell...I think I positioned the loader a little too "behind" the gun...wouldn't want to be directly behind that thing when it fired...|
|The Tiger II - model from Britannia Miniatures.|
|On close inspection you can see where the casting had some issues...on the exhaust, and the chain on the hull...not the biggest deal, but slightly annoying.|
|The sculpting of the zimmerit was well done...even showing a few spots where the zimmerit has been shot/scuffed off. Some nice character.|
There were also some casting challenges on the hull, always a risk with resin casting. A few bubbles, a few holes here and there, and the exhausts were snapped off in shipping.
But for all these challenges, there are many positive aspects to this model too. For starters, the metal accessories all fit very, very well. That doesn't always happen with these mixed media kits. And I have to hand it to the sculptors, they really nailed the zimmerit finish on the hull. I like the look of the zimmerit on the German tanks...makes them look even more ominous than they already are! Finally, I got a great deal on this tank (and two more which came in the lot), and at the end of the day every Winnipegger loves a good deal.
|That 88mm gun, with the huge muzzle brake, looks scary as heck.|
That's all for now - thanks for visiting the blog, and stay tuned for more. The Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge will soon be upon us...always some fun stuff there!