TAMIYA’S NEW quarter-scale Elefant tank destroyer is now available. In a move that should please the blossoming numbers of modellers embracing 1/48 armour, kit 32589 offers the company’s usual superneat engineering, via five tancoloured styrene runners packed with well-detailed components. The nine-part suspension units are impressive (these include poly-caps), and four cylindrical alloy weights are provided for fitting inside the hull, if one wishes the model to have a little more heft once completed. Another bonus is easy-assembling link-and-length tracks, and there’s non-fraying braided twine to emulate towing cables. The Zimmerit coating associated with this successor to the Ferdinand (on which it was based), is not moulded on the hull parts, so one can replicate this with putty and Tamiya’s Zimmerit Coating Applicator, available separately. A commander figure, moulded down to thigh level, also features. For further details, visit www.hobbyco.net