by: Darren Baker [ ]
My wife picked up all three of the Takom Chieftain models today and while I am not going to write a full review, I thought you would all like to see what is in the various boxes. These are the very first Takom Models I have looked at and I am quite pleased with the moulding quality. There are no obvious faults in respect of the plastic parts from my initial inspection. I like that the individual track links are supplied removed from any sort of sprue, with only the track pads needing to be removed from a sprue. The barrel is split along its length which I do not like, but I suppose the intricate detail on these barrels and requirements of mass production make this a necessary evil. I will say I am very disappointed to see that Takom Models has not supplied metal cables with separate eyes due to the reasonably high cost of the models; instead you get it all as an injection moulded part.