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AFV Club sIG 33 Heavy Infantry Gun
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Posted: Monday, August 23, 2010 - 08:17 AM UTC
Bill Cross reviews AFV Club's sIG 33 Heavy Infantry Gun.



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Posted: Monday, August 23, 2010 - 10:57 AM UTC
I noticed part A44 is cast as one piece instead of the usual 2, very good idea as this part is always tough to clean up.....

If I recall correctly the transport wheels are the wrong type.

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Posted: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 03:39 AM UTC

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If I recall correctly the transport wheels are the wrong type.


Sorry? Which are they?
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Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 01:26 AM UTC

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If I recall correctly the transport wheels are the wrong type.


Sorry? Which are they?



Nope, they simply aren't...

Excellent Review Bill - puts me in mind of their excellent 10.5cm Howitzers. Now THESE are also incredibly complex. Personally, I doubt you can produce an accurate model of something like this without this complexity. Nor, for a model of this type would I want to see simplified construction...
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Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 08:07 AM UTC
Well based on Bill's review, I went ahead and ordered one from Lucky Model. It will look nice being towed.
Thanks Bill,
Darryl
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Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 04:51 AM UTC

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Excellent Review Bill - puts me in mind of their excellent 10.5cm Howitzers. Now THESE are also incredibly complex. Personally, I doubt you can produce an accurate model of something like this without this complexity. Nor, for a model of this type would I want to see simplified construction...


Thanks, Jim, your praise is much appreciated.

I agree about the complexity-- in this case, if you don't think you're up to it, I suggest the Dragon kit, which is very good in its own way, but not as detailed as this one. If you're planning on covering the gun up with tarps in-transit or branches for camo, then the added complexity may simply be lost. But if you appreciate a very accurate rendering that gives you a 3-in-1 kit, then this is the version.

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Well based on Bill's review, I went ahead and ordered one from Lucky Model. It will look nice being towed.


Thanks, Daryl, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

FYI I also reviewed the supplementary ammo sets here and here.
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Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 04:55 AM UTC

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The gun sight moves as the barrel rises


Wow. That's something I haven't seen before.
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Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 05:22 AM UTC
This is the best artillery kit in styrene I've ever seen. Period.

I haven't built their 15cm howitzer kit.

The only quibble is the decals-- they're flimsy and not all that good, but I'm spoiled by Cartografs in the DML kits.

The only kit I've seen that comes close is the DML FlaK 36 88mm.