RE-PACKAGED KITTY

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Pz.Kpfw.V Panther A early/mid

By: Das Werk

Item no: DW 35010 Price: £31.95

Web: www.albionhobbies.com

There’s a distinct retro-feel to Das Werk’s re-boxed Takom Panther Ausf.A early/mid-production kit, from the sepia-toned instructions to the coffee stains on several pages. That said, it’s basically the latter’s full interior offering (2098) but lacking innards. Despite this, the exterior has plenty of detail to savour, and the kit benefits from an easy-to-use jig for the link-and-length tracks and running gear. All parts on the 19 styrene runners are superbly moulded, as are the separate hull and turret sections, while wire lengths provided for the tow cables and engine grilles are supplied on a PE fret. There are three late-war options, with at least one coated in Zimmerit anti-mine paste:

• Red 241, 26 Pz.Div, Italy, 1944

• Yellow 425, 23 Pz.Regt, 23 Pz.Div., Eastern Front, 1944

• White 435, 3 SS.Pz.Div Totenkopf, Poland, 1944