This version of Tamiya’s 1/35 Komatsu Light Armored Vehicle retains the styrene and die-cast components from previous iterations, including a one-piece upper body, three green-toned runners and a clear frame, plus four vinyl tyres and metal screws.
Italeri’s 1/35 M1A1 Abrams returns with five crew figures to pose with the vehicle – the latter are supplied on a single grey styrene runner with convincingly rendered clothing, but flash was evident on several parts.
A pair of additional runners have been combined with Revell’s 1/72 Panzer III to enable modellers to produce a prototype Ostwind (East Wind) self-propelled anti-aircraft gun, fitted with a 3.7cm FlaK 43.
Tamiya has recently tooled new components to produce this 1/48 Panther Ausf.D, although the die-cast lower hull originated with its preceding Ausf.G and Jagdpanther kits providing a substantial heft to the finished model.
This version of IBG’s 1/35 Matériel de 75mm Mle 1897 Field Gun represents one of the the 2,000 weapons supplied to the American Expeditionary Forces during World War One, where they received the designation M1897.