I decided to work on a couple of the fine vehicles I picked up from my friend Irishserb in a trade some months ago. My plans for these are for some sort of Third World nation as the OPFOR, while using a variety of "good guys" to go against them (West Germans in a 1970s setting, 1980s Israelis, etc., etc.). The Panhard could be a nice target, notice this pic of some poor Irish blokes with the white "shoot me" Panhard and blue "no, shoot me here" caps.
For this entry two vehicles, a post World War II T-34/85 and a Panhard M3. The quality of the casting is readily apparent, as is the resin. No bubbles, very minor flash, pieces fit nicely together. Irishserb's prices are also super competitive.
The T-34/85 is a very easy build with only four pieces - hull, tracks, and turret. There are ridges along the underside of the hull which to align the tracks in the proper position.
|One of the cleanest looking T-34s on the market today|
The Panhard is of nine pieces - hull, turret, wheels, spare wheel, and guns (two FN MAGs). The guns are brass rods. Again, assembly is very easy. The wheel wells have a tab to align the wheels onto, the spare has a mount, and the guns insert into holes in the turret.
|Notice the tabs to align the wheels|