Recreate the Tamiya 1/35 Panzer II Ausf F/G with a Tamiya 1/35 scale model kit.
Both the Panzer I and II were considered as stopgaps before the arrival of more advanced models, namely the Panzer III and IV. Despite of this, the Panzer II remained in service throughout the war, being the main light tank in German service and being used as a scout, although many wheeled vehicles preformed this specialized task far better. In this particular role, the Panzer II lacked both speed and range.
It was gradually improved and produced until 1943, as no satisfactory replacement was ready in time. The Panzer II Ausf.F was built with the thicker 30 mm armour on the front of the tank hull and 30 mm armour of the front of the turret.
Model kit includes realistic exterior detailing, detailed flexible tracks and five crew figures.
Really enjoyed building and painting my Panzer II. The kit does show its age but is simple to build. Used it as a test bed for some techniques and new paints and for that role it has been perfect, as its nice and cheap.
It requires very little trimming and looks great
I was concerned that the kit would be a bit basic, especially seeing as there is a new tamiya panzer II kit for more than twice the price of this one. But reviews were good for this kit so I took a punt and was totally satisfied with the kit. Quick delivery. Great little kit. Plenty of detail and texture. Easy to put together, mostly good fits but a bit of filler on the turret helped. The tracks are a bit simple but apart from that I can't fault the detail. Paint instructions with the kit are only in Japanese, which was a hurdle, but found plenty of painting tips online. Turned out great after paint and weathering. Sits comfortably alongside far more expensive kits.
A couple fit issues but to be expected, really good kit given its price and age and great for a beginner.
As for the service it was pretty quick, especially given that I ordered over Christmas - got a discount code too which was a nice bonus. It was perfectly well packaged and arrived pristine.
I bought it to support the museum, but the price and service is very competitive with other shops. Will definitely keep buying from here, I'd like a museum to come back to after the pandemic!
Great Service as always!