by: Darren Baker [ ]
AFV Club has sent Armorama a pre-production copy of their Schwimmwagen 128 in 1/35th scale. This kit was not even supplied with instructions, and for that matter packaged in a clear plastic bag, so I am limited in what information I can provide you all with.
What I have done is to share with you some pictures that I hope helps you see just what level of detail is included in this small amphibian. The kit as supplied to me is moulded in a very dark-grey plastic which can make it difficult to see the included detail with the naked eye.
Here is a quick breakdown of what I received:
• 3 grey sprues
• Upper hull
• Lower hull
• 5 vinyl tires
• 1 clear sprue
• A small photo etched fret
The moulding quality is good for the most part, with the exception of a partially mis-moulded wheel; but remember this is a pre-production kit. While on the subject of the wheels, I believe that the long lengths of injection waste will be removed on production models. I do not have references to-hand to check the accuracy at this time, but it does look right.
AF35228 – Schwimmwagen 128