Sd.Kfz. 251/21 Drilling
Preview by Rob Haelterman
I previously previewed and reviewed CMK's effort of this conversion and readers might have noticed that I was not entirely convinced, so I decided to try Kora's release. I have come to regret it.
This set contains a number of resin parts, two sirynge needles (that are viciously sharp) and a fret of PE.
The resin parts
The resin parts are roughly molded with marred detail, an air bubble here and there and some warping. Even worse is the fact that the resin parts are extremely brittle and attached to rather prominent casting blocks at the same time. The central gun cradle, for instance, was reduced to nanoparticles while trying to remove it from the block. Not that it matters a lot as I believe it doesn't capture the real thing anyway. While I tried to scratchbuild this part, my efforts were stopped dead in their tracks when it became apparent that frustration was getting the better of me.
The metal parts
The needles are actually quite convincing (and far better than the CMK resin tubes) and come with a slanted muzzle, which is accurate for the outer guns. As there are only two needles, I guess that the center barrel needs to be cut from one of these syringes. They are long enough and the center barrel doesn't have a slanted muzzle, so this might work, but the instructions don't mention any of this.
The PE parts seem ok, but are rather tick.
The instructions are minimalistic and rather confusing.
As it is, this could be a worthless set, but... given that
it seems that buying the CMK "stand-alone Drilling" together with this Kora set will get you the parts that go a very long way towards obtaining all that is needed for an accurate Sd.Kfz.251/21.
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|Article Last Updated: 18 June 2015|