...the recent release from Trumpeter
Amongst the WW2 kits to come from Trumpeter recently has been a 1/35 Pz 38t, the Ausf E/F. It is nicely moulded in a tan plastic, and features link and length track rather than either all individual links or a single vinyl strip. Interior detail is limited to the gun breech and crew seats for the turret, though the engine hatches can be fitted open even if no engine detail is included.
It will be a fairly straightforward kit to build, not too many parts, and with some neatly done detail, which with all the rivets on a 38t is a distinctive feature of the tank. It does include a small etch fret with some detail parts, but again, not many. Overall a straightforward model, and one that will look good. Only two marking options are provided for, one in Panzer Grey and a second in a late war 3-colour scheme, indicating the long service these reliable vehicles did put in during the war, even though only a second-line machine from about 1942/3.
It had been seen combined with the railcar before, but now the tank is available in a kit by itself. It did instantly remind me of the restored one that we saw at the War and Peace show a couple of years ago.
Thanks to the UK importers, Pocketbond, for our example.
For more details of the Trumpeter range, see their website