Mike Posted January 6, 2014 Share Posted January 6, 2014 After reviewing the kit the other day, I thought I'd crack it open and build it to break my year or so hiatus of armour builds. It's going to be as close to OOB as I can manage it due to time constraints, and so far it's gone together very well indeed. The wheels are simple to clean up, just needing their sprue gates choping and sanding back, but I added some nicks and damage to the edges to give it a little more "lived in" look, then glued them together, remembering to put the poly-caps in between the halves. The suspension is easy enough to do, but don't be tempted to cut off all the swing arms at once. Do them piecemeal because there are different parts for different stations, and it's easy to get confused. Each one is keyed to the correct angle and direction, and it all fits together well, with just a few mild sink marks on the front of some of the arms, which are easily removed. I'm now 100% convinced that an interior was planned for this kit, because whilst building up the interior panels, there is a slot near the front where the driver's bulkhead would be, plus a box-shaped location point and a number of holes that could only be used to carry the driver's seat and controls. The detail in the sidewalls is just too nice to have been done so that it would never be seen. The sections go together really nicely, with plenty of mating surface and tabs to ensure everything stays together over time. I'm really pleased with how quickly it has gone together, and so far I've only needed to fill two ejector pin marks near the rear door, plus another two, one on the bracket of each of the rear mudguards. Very nice indeed The door has been added on its two hinges, and moves freely up and down, and the upper hul is a click-fit on the lower, even before the side skirts are fleshed out with the inner parts. Superb design and engineering so far 5 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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