login   |    register
Armor/AFV
For discussions on tanks, artillery, jeeps, etc.
REVIEW
German Brückenleger IV b close-up
Henk
Visit this Community
England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: August 07, 2004
KitMaker: 6,391 posts
Armorama: 4,258 posts
Posted: Saturday, July 21, 2007 - 02:47 AM UTC
A full review of Trumpeters latest release, the long awaited Brückenleger IV b. Read on to find out if it was worth the wait.

Brückenleger IV b

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Tarok
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Joined: July 28, 2004
KitMaker: 10,889 posts
Armorama: 3,245 posts
Posted: Saturday, July 21, 2007 - 06:19 PM UTC
Very nice review, Henk. Thanks. This kit definitely looks interesting.

I suppose this kit can only be built with the ramp in the 'parked' position? And not various stages of being laid?

Thanks again for such an honest and constructively critical review. Nice to see reviews of this sort. The Reference section at the end of the review is a nice addition and something I've started doing on HF as well.

Well done.

Rudi
mark197205
Visit this Community
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: November 10, 2003
KitMaker: 1,593 posts
Armorama: 1,465 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 03:12 AM UTC
Am interested in watching you build this one Henk, have heard mixed reviews on the Trump chassis as a whole....
Henk
Visit this Community
England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: August 07, 2004
KitMaker: 6,391 posts
Armorama: 4,258 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 03:53 AM UTC
Dank je wel Rudi,

I think the bridge can at least be posed in various stages of deployment. The gantry hinge is a push in fit, so that part can move, and the bridge is not actually attached to any part of the structure, other than with the cables. The only limiting factor would be the cable winches (at the back), because these don't work. So you have a fixed lenght of cable.

Hi Mark,

I have read the mixed reviews about the hull as well, and I will reserve my final conclusion until after I have built the kit.
Comparison with other kits out on the market is inevitable, but I don't compare review kits in an actual review. That is what the forum is for. .

Stay tuned for the built blog, coming to a computer screen near you soon.

Henk
mark197205
Visit this Community
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: November 10, 2003
KitMaker: 1,593 posts
Armorama: 1,465 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 04:44 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Dank je wel Rudi,

I think the bridge can at least be posed in various stages of deployment. The gantry hinge is a push in fit, so that part can move, and the bridge is not actually attached to any part of the structure, other than with the cables. The only limiting factor would be the cable winches (at the back), because these don't work. So you have a fixed lenght of cable.

Hi Mark,

I have read the mixed reviews about the hull as well, and I will reserve my final conclusion until after I have built the kit.
Comparison with other kits out on the market is inevitable, but I don't compare review kits in an actual review. That is what the forum is for. .

Stay tuned for the built blog, coming to a computer screen near you soon.

Henk



I'll be watching closely....
wbill76
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Joined: May 02, 2006
KitMaker: 5,425 posts
Armorama: 4,659 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 05:04 AM UTC
Very thorough review Henk, looking forward to seeing it get built. It's too bad that the flash/knock-out marks issues have continued similar to those on the Trumpeter Dicker Max issue, but then they are still using the older mold technology for these kits.
Taeuss
Visit this Community
Manitoba, Canada
Joined: January 03, 2016
KitMaker: 2,582 posts
Armorama: 2,573 posts
Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 09:32 AM UTC
Another interesting subject, but I found the instructions for the cables frustratingly vague!