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Modelcollect 1/72 Flak 40 Zwilling/Waffentrager E100 (UA72109)
Topic Started: Apr 1 2018, 11:26 PM (34 Views)
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Another one in the range of Modelcollect's Wehrmacht '46 subjects. I really like the look of this one despite the fact the idea of mounting 26 tonnes of gun, even on a chassis that weighed 100+ tonnes is hopelessly infeasible (the E100 super heavy tank would have weighed in at 140 tonnes!). The Flak 40 and Flak 40 Zwilling were actual pieces of hardware that saw service in Germany from 1942-45, probably most famously as part of the megastructure flak towers that were constructed in selected locations in Germany. These were formidable weapons that could project a 128mm shell to altitudes exceeding 35,000'. The E100 super heavy tank was essentially a paper project, although one chassis was under construction and was captured by allied forces in 1945.

On to the kit, Modelcollect can boast some extremely cool box art and this is no exception.

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Like the other Modelcollect kits I've checked out the box is crammed full of parts.

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In no particular order here are the sprues with close ups.

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Instructions are printed on heavy semi-gloss paper with straightforward line diagram stages (I haven't bothered to show these, sorry) and excellent colour illustrations. Obviously the colour views are purely speculative, but look convincing.

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Rubber band tracks are a bonus from my perspective. They are superbly moulded, are nice and flexible and appear to be the sort of 'plastic' type favoured by Dragon that are easy to glue. Decals are the generic sheet issued with all these kits. The black crosses are pretty much universal for German armour, the numbers should be useful for the chassis and Flak 40's were often pictured with barrel stripes (kill marks?). The little PE fret is pretty much all you need to set things off nicely. Overall this is another excellent looking package from Modelcollect, I'll be looking to put the ones I have on the 'to do' pile sooner rather than later. Recommended.
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