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Pz.Kpfw.VII
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Posted: Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 03:14 PM UTC
Andras Donaszi provides an in-box review of the Pz.Kpfw.VII "Lwe" German WWII Heavy Tank from Armory in 1:72 scale.

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Biggles2
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Posted: Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 09:14 PM UTC
$34 USD for a so-so 1/72 kit is a bit steep. Especially when the hatch is molded shut! (They must have learned that from Dragon)
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Posted: Monday, January 26, 2015 - 01:04 PM UTC
Considering getting a resin version would be even more expensive (not to mention about same the hatch issue there), it's not bad. And don't forget: injection molding is an expensive thing, and they can't work in the same volume as DML, so the price is going to be higher than theirs. But not that much higher.
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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 03:29 AM UTC
Here's something that might be interesting in 1/35. Gotta be more interesting than a colossal Maus.
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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 03:34 AM UTC
I just can't accept the premise that Germany would have switched its production methods, from making welded turrets to making cast turrets.

I'm also leery of the placement of the cupola. It puts the commander directly behind the gun. What happened to the recoil?

David

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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 04:29 AM UTC

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Here's something that might be interesting in 1/35. Gotta be more interesting than a colossal Maus.



If you're looking for one, Amusing Hobby has it in that scale.