Zon: That will be interesting, I've heard about those reboxed kits being sold under Tamiya but I've never seen one.
Jeremy: It's not that bad, but you can definitely tell the difference in the engineering of the kit between ICM and typical Tamiya. The ICM is kind of short on locator pins and things like that. They also often attach the parts to the sprue at the locator pin, making cleanup rather fidly.
The two main sprues are from ICM, which essentially complete the vehicle, including PE for the engine grill and turret grenade shields. (the PE carrier has finger prints etched into it, but the actual parts seem OK) Tamiya provides a sprue of more detailed bits and pieces which I think is standard in their 1/48th scale Panzer III and IV kits. It has a couple of jacks, pioneer tools and such. The detail of the Tamiya parts is much better than the same parts by ICM.
Tamiya also provides the instructions in their typical method. The ICM parts are not numbered, so Tamiya provides a numbering key to correspond with their instructions. (Fortunately in this kit, the parts aren't that complicated as I didn't discover the number key until well into the build.)
If I could ask for one thing, I would have liked for Tamiya to tool the main gun for the 222 as well (you do use their MG34). The ICM had a ton of flash on it and the barrel was flat on the sides, while the mold seem was a bit prominent on the top and bottom Anyway, they did hollow out the muzzle, which I appreciate.
Hopefully I will be able to post some shots in the next couple of days.
Happy Modelling, -zon