HONG-KONG’S Revosys may be a new name to the hobby, but it’s 1/35 Henschel VK36.01 experimental German heavy tank kit is stunning.
While just a single prototype VK36.01 was built, it’s a key element in the Pz.Kpfw. VI Tiger’s lineage. Revosys’ inaugural kit (RS-3001) features stunning exterior and interior detail, and comprises more than 30 styrene runners, two photo-etched metal frets, and a separate lower hull. The innards are brimming with fixtures, including a complete fighting compartment, driver’s station and gearbox, spare MG 34 ammunition bags, a full Waffe 0725 gun breech and radio fit. The crisply moulded parts are all flash free, with fine attachment gates and minimal seam lines. Two neat jigs are supplied for the individual-link tracks, enabling them to be built either way up. Options abound for the turret, with a choice of what appears to be a 7.5cm KwK 42 L/70, 8.8cm KwK 36 L/56 and 7.5cm KwK 40 L/43 for the main gun and two styles of commander’s cupola. The schemes are designed by AMMO MIG, and feature five notional machines, in various camouflage. For more details, visit: Revosys’ Facebook page or UK distributor www.tigerhobbies.co.uk