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Hobby Boss: Panzer I Ausf. C
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Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 10:48 AM UTC


Mark Nicodemus shares with us his review of the Panzer I Ausf. C (VK 6.01) released by Hobby Boss in 1/35th scale.

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nheather
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Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 01:50 AM UTC
Disappointing that HobbyBoss have chosen to re-release with the same glaring track problem.

Cheers,

Nigel
Taeuss
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Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 03:46 AM UTC
I'd personally rather that they spent the time and offered interesting soft skins rather than "what-ifs" and "Sorta mades" as they have a rather limited appeal. Or so I would believe, but then I'm one of those crazed individuals anxiously awaiting the release of the Takom Bergepanther...a god radio truck with interior would be a good start.
Taeuss
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Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 03:47 AM UTC
That was a typo, I meant "good" radio truck.... no God involved.
ryally
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Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 04:01 AM UTC
I bought this kit just because I like the look of it and WOT. Two things I would have liked changed is the barrel to a metal one or at least an option to an AM one which I don't think there is an option for at the moment. The turret also catches on the hull near the hatches detail so that also need to be moved/replace so the turret can turn around. I bought AM tracks for it just because I like the look of this one.
smorko
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Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 04:47 PM UTC
Actually if you look at the pictures of the real barrel, the plastic one pretty much nails it. A metal one would be overly complex, and probably not add much to the look. On the other hand the tank really needs new tracks, the rubbery plastic used doesn't fit at all which is a shame. I had to scratch build the PE tow cable holders on the back because one of them flew off into the unknown, so more PE on the fret would have been good. But it does build into an interesting little tank, but it still looks undersized when placed next to a Sherman, especially the small top hatch that does not fit any comander figure I tried.