Panzer II Ausf A in 1/72...

...the fifth issue of World at War magazine

The fifth release in this World at War series of magazines, which come complete with a plastic kit, this time the Pz II Ausf A, the second Pz II variant they have tackled.  The kits are made by Polish based IBG, while the magazine is done by the UK based Guideline Publications.

The magazine provides the historical background information on the tank, including archive photos, and with details of each element of it (engine, hull, turret, armament etc) plus it carries the assembly instructions for the kit itself.  The text is provided in full in both English and German, as are any captions.  Production was shared across 3 manufacturers and over 200 of this variant were built.

The kit is simplified in that the track and running gear are moulded in one piece, though detail fittings on the hull and turret, such as the vision slots, headlights etc, are quite small and delicate.  Detail is very nicely done and these build into a very neat model.  SO far I have mine built and just a basic coat of dark grey colour with all the details to be done before some weathering and transfers are added.

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Robin

World at War 1/72 Pz II Ausf A
Magazine cover
World at War 1/72 Pz II Ausf A
Box art
World at War 1/72 Pz II Ausf A
Colour guide
World at War 1/72 Pz II Ausf A
Built model, unpainted
World at War 1/72 Pz II Ausf A
Built model, unpainted
World at War 1/72 Pz II Ausf A
Built model, unpainted
World at War 1/72 Pz II Ausf A
Built model, unpainted
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