3.7cm Pak 35/36
|Kit # S72001||Preview by R. Haelterman|
For an overview of the Pak36 and its siblings, I'd like to refer to Al Magnus' research (here and here).
is inside the "box"
parts have a "limited run" feel to them, with rather pronounced
sprue gates and mold seams (where the two halves of the molds meet)
that are sometimes prominent, especially on the tyre faces.
Instructions, decals and painting schemes
During construction it became clear that the tiny instruction sheet leaves quite a bit to the imagination, and I had to resort to many reference pictures to get a better idea where to put some of the smaller parts. Many parts have no locating holes, pegs or whatever, which doesn't really help.
To enhance the kit:
Note that the stamped cross on the protective shield to the left and rear of the breachblock is stamped towards the hollow inside. At first I thought this was wrong, but it seems that on some guns it was stamped towards the inside, while on others it was stamped towards the outside. Of course, we need to assume that both parts are original in the pictures. Wartime pictures showing this part clearly are difficult to find (there's always something or someone in the way), but most (all ?) show the part to be stamped towards the inside.
I am sure of, though, is that the instructions show part 10 (the
central axle part) upside down when attaching the lower gun shield
and outrigger arms. Part 7 should go on top, as should the towing
eyes on parts 1 and 2.
For those who are looking for a challenge, note that the top of the gun shield could be lowered and that the bottom of the lower gun shield should be raised when the gun is being towed or positioned. (Actually, I think that it would be difficult/dangerous to tow the gun with the lower shield in position, even though very few kit instructions point this out.)
Preview sample provided by Attack.
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