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PART Einheitsdiesel PE Hood
PE Hood set # P35-233 for IBG kit #35004 Einheitsdiesel Kfz.61
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by: Cliff Hutchings [ MRROO ]

Introduction

The Einheitsdiesel ("standard diesel") was made by a few different companies up until about 1942, and was a fairly common German vehicle, similar to the way the USA standardized the requirements for the GMC-CCKW. A range of different bodies were built onto the basic chassis, including the van-like radio body depicted in the IBG kit. Other manufacturers of this standard type chassis type included Krupp, Henschel, Mercedes and others.

IBG has released a kit of the Einheitsdiesel Kfz.61 (reviewed by our own publisher, Jim Starkweather, here).

kit contents

This PE set comes in a standard plastic bag with the details of the contents stapled to the open end of the bag. Each PE fret is protected in its own little cellophane bag, and is separated by a thin cardboard sheet as well to protect against scratching. The instruction sheet is folded up and adds to the protection of the sheets.

the review

While the IBG kit is nice, it is soft on detail and parts like the bonnet are seen to be very thick. If you want to model the vehicle with the bonnet open to show the engine and compartment, that is when this Part PE set comes into its own. Once I had opened the bags and spread the parts out, I was amazed at just how small some of the PE pieces were. They look easy to clean up, and bend either with a PE bending tool or pliers. The photo etch fret looks fairly straightforward as well.

conclusion

I believe that this Part PE Bonnet addition will really set off the IBG model.
SUMMARY
Highs: Overall, this is a nice small photo etch upgrade that enhances the vehicle and adds another dimension to the ways you can display the model. Care must be taken with the instructions, & the removal of any plastic parts from the original kit.
Lows: Still does not fix the missing radiator problem.
Verdict: An excellent way of correcting the side panel louvers and display the kit engine.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: P35-233
  Suggested Retail: $8.99USD
  PUBLISHED: Apr 23, 2012
  NATIONALITY: Germany
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.80%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 89.43%

About Cliff Hutchings (MrRoo)
FROM: QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

Copyright 2019 text by Cliff Hutchings [ MRROO ]. All rights reserved.



   

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