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Zvezda: Panzer IV Ausf. E
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Posted: 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.

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Bravo1102
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 02:33 PM UTC
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.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 04:52 PM UTC
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.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 07:50 PM UTC
Is this a completely original new-tool from Zvezda?
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Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 11:41 PM UTC
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.
russamotto
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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 - 05:51 AM UTC
Here is a little more info from a post on Missing Lynx.
http://www.moxdao.com/thread-52423-1-1.html

It looks nice.
Bravo1102
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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 - 05:21 PM UTC
The first Dragon pzkpfw IV E had its own fair share of problems as seen in the PMMS review:
http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/dragon/dr6264.htm

Versus:

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/dragon/dr6301.htm

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.
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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 06:13 PM UTC
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.
Biggles2
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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 07:23 PM UTC
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?