@ rolf -
I never really was too concerned about the idlers as they are so small and pretty much out of the way. The position and lack of inner detail on the end road wheels is a lot more visible.@ Firefly74 -
TIm, these Japanese releases are a nice change of pace.
The total lack of detail on the first and last inner road wheels on each side may make some (judges) consider that you made a mistake in assembly and count against an otherwise very nice build/kit.
Another omission that I noted in the review is that there is no real semblance of internal turret detail. While you can built the beast with the turret hatch open, I don't believe that anyone makes figures of Japanese tank crew at this time in this scale to "plug" the opening. Now the real kicker, The main gun has rather impressive internal detail. Despite this, the turret rear machinegun, which would be more visible through the hatch, has nothing other than a pin.
What were they thinking! Here's the main gun.@ Dirkpitt289 -
If they are available and you are interested, give the kit a whirl.
When available in my area I certainly will look at getting the "early" Type 97 and the Type 95. @ AJB -
Thanks AJ, by all means give the Airfix version a try.
Detail might be a bit soft but considering its age it isn't too bad.
Not too much progress to report as I am currently touching up the paint and started a bit of the detail painting. Once that's done I'll coat it with Future and apply the decals. I am splitting time between this one and the Kfz 70 and the second Sd KfZz 223.
Thanks to all for looking and commenting.
I hope that this exercise might have helped a few with some issues they might have.