login   |    register
Armor/AFV
For discussions on tanks, artillery, jeeps, etc.
REVIEW
Panzershop Gun Carrier Mark.I
c5flies
Visit this Community
California, United States
Joined: October 21, 2007
KitMaker: 3,684 posts
Armorama: 2,938 posts
Posted: Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 10:01 AM UTC
Guido Hopp provides an in-box review of the Gun Carrier Mark.I w/ 60pdr Field Gun, a resin and PE kit from Panzershop in 1/35.

Link to Item



If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
AlanL
Visit this Community
England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: August 12, 2005
KitMaker: 14,487 posts
Armorama: 11,670 posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 06:25 AM UTC
Hi Guido,

Thanks for the review and enjoy the build, it looks challenging.

The price is IMHO excessive and it is just a pity that so far no really good plastic kits of WW1 armour exist. Maybe one day.

Poor instructions are always a turn off, but I really can't see the justification for the cost v quality which as you point out could be better.

Still with a little TLC you should have yourself a very unusual vehicle.

Al
Tailor
Visit this Community
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: May 26, 2008
KitMaker: 1,168 posts
Armorama: 256 posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 09:26 PM UTC
Thanks, Alan!
Indeed, if it wouldn't have been for such an out-of-the-way-subject, I would have never coughed up that kind of dough. My luck prevailing, we'll see a plastic kit for 20% of that price within the next 12 months! It always works...
Thanks for reading my review!
Cheers,
Guido
lukiftian
Visit this Community
British Columbia, Canada
Joined: March 12, 2010
KitMaker: 791 posts
Armorama: 592 posts
Posted: Friday, February 11, 2011 - 07:49 AM UTC
I believe IBG (?) is in fact going to release a plastic version of this tank. It won't be cheap, but the the Emhar kits weren't in their time either.

I think this kit was issued by Panzershop around 2000, MMIR did a review of it.
It's interesting how glowing the reviews are about Panzershop in that magazine compared to here on the ground floor. The Dana got a pummeling around as well.
panzershop
Visit this Community
Jihocesky Kraj, Czech Republic
Joined: October 20, 2007
KitMaker: 6 posts
Armorama: 5 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 08:07 PM UTC
Thank you Quido, for your review. Gun Carriers is not new kit, but old model. Unfortunately all review are very very subjective opinion. Allready without building. I think, that correct review is after built, not only look in box