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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 01:39 PM UTC
The new Panzer IV Ausf. E from Zvezda is almost ready and planned to be released in June.
The Ausf. E was the fifth variant of the PzKfw IV series, and retained the KwK 37 L/24 gun, although with improved armor. It was produced between October 1940 and April 1941 and saw combat on different fronts, including Africa.

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Definitely welcome. The Ausf. E has only ever been kitted by Dragon so there aren't hordes of other kits falling over one another for early PzkpfwIV.
MAY 22, 2018 - 02:33 PM
I saw this pop up on Hobbysearch last week. I immediately pre-ordered it. This will complete my Pz. IV A through J family. Now, just need to build them.
MAY 22, 2018 - 04:52 PM
Is this a completely original new-tool from Zvezda?
MAY 22, 2018 - 07:50 PM
Good question! I was just wondering how this one will compare with the dragon offerings and when a build review might be coming to us. Something to look forward to.
MAY 24, 2018 - 11:41 PM
Here is a little more info from a post on Missing Lynx. LINK It looks nice.
MAY 25, 2018 - 05:51 AM
The first Dragon pzkpfw IV E had its own fair share of problems as seen in the PMMS review: LINK Versus: LINK You'd have to get the "vorpanzer" kit and like this doesn't have the Africa modifications? But it looks like Zvezda gave you a pile of jerry cans for an Africa tank and I like the looks of the link and length track. I got used to it in 1/72 and really like it over indy link or band. And this looks simpler than the Dragon kits so guys who don't need a billion pieces can build it. The Tristar and Dragon pzkpfw IV kits still give me nightmares.
MAY 25, 2018 - 05:21 PM
It looks to be a simplified Tristar offering. Not saying that Tristar offered this. I do like the inclusion of the casting numbers and it link-n-length tracks. While the exhaust looks nice, being a single piece, I would hate to try weathering(rusting) it. While not necessary, I prefer some interior turret detail. Overall, it should appeal to beginners, tighter budgets and those not seeking the madness that are Dragon kits.
MAY 26, 2018 - 06:13 PM
Isn't the tail light/convoy light the late pattern (by mistake or my mistake)? In spite of that (??), if I was still into 1/35, I would buy this kit - looks nice! Any word on a price point?
MAY 26, 2018 - 07:23 PM
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