I remember that I made the Panzer IV type D of the same TriStar quite a long time ago. I think there was still a making record in this blog? The memory that I was embarrassed because it was difficult to understand by the parts small piece. I admired, they’ve split up here so finely.
The caterpillar of this Panzerkampfwagen IV is a snap-fit movable system. This was a bad fitting and some parts were distorted and not good at all. It was assembled without any problem when I built the IV type D before. The mold maintenance may not have been done, or it may be deteriorated and not very accurate.
I thought the fitting was too bad, and I thought I would throw it on the way. In the end, I cut off the parts to be fitted, it was assembled not as a movable caterpillar but as a connected ordinary caterpillar that pours in a normal adhesive. Repetitive work of parts with bad fitting is a pity even I’m used to making tanks.
This kit, the limited edition, and the box said it’s the C type, the instruction manual is the B type. Parts that are not included are specified, and there are difficult points to understand. Well, it’s good to be in shape! Even if I worry too much, I can not move forward.
Even small parts are plastic with almost no photo-etched parts. There are a lot of parts and it takes time to build. At this time, it was probably a kind of trend because Dragon Models were also quite small parts kit. It can be said that it is easier to bond and assemble than photo-etched used kits.
There are many types of decals indicated on the building manual, but it is probably for B type decals. It is different from the supplied decals. This time, I used the first armored division’s invasion of France. I added some decals and pasted them as I liked.
Almost no photo-etched parts are used. However, the spirit of the manufacturer to reproduce in detail to the limit with plastic parts, the assembly was difficult. I wonder if the blue-ish German gray is also pretty good looking.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.