I haven't bothered showing the underneath view, as it's just all black without any markings or anything — the standard RAF livery for day bombers of the time.
Fitz's Roleplaying, Wargaming and Modeling-related blather
|The chits un-punched and un-encapsulated|
2017-07-19: PDF updated with a page of the replacement special chits for Fall of the Reich
|Some of the chits, both punched and encapsulated|
|A monster construction|
|That silvery blob in the chassis is a slug of lead to give the plastic kit a bit of heft|
|I've now achieved my final form|
|Battlefront on the left, Zvezda on the right.|
Just five pieces.
Six if you count the stupid flag.
The detail on the Battlefront model is much more pronounced than Zvezda's injection-moulded offering, but the limitations of metal casting means that the gun barrels and tracks are very much chunkier than they should be in scale; they're a lot finer on the plastic vehicle.Note: the Zvezda model is too small for 1:100 scale. It should be 48.1mm long; in fact it is only about 43mm. It looks like in that case Battlefront's model is about right, judging by eye.
|The Zvezda model sits much lower, and has a more convincing Panzer II silhouette|
|Front quarter view|
|Rear quarter view|