Panzer I Ausf. A

Kit # 20GEV002 Preview by Henk Timmerman
Edited by
Rob Haelterman

Minairons Miniatures' range has a close relationship with the military history of the nations of the Iberian Peninsula, with a special accent on Catalonia, where the brand is born. In this manner, the first kits in the range will be a selection of Spanish Civil War fighting vehicles, mainly those with a wider use in other inter-war conflicts, or even early WWII. These are to be released in 1/72 and 1/100 scale first - leaving an eventual 28mm range for a little later, depending on demand and budget.

This kit is a fast assembly Panzer I Ausf. A with two optional turrets: the standard one and the one with the 20mm Breda gun "modificado" turret.



  • The box contains 3 fast assembly plastic models.
  • There are 2 optional turrets for each tank.
  • The decal sheet is sufficient for up to 4 German, Kuomintang Chinese and Spanish Nationalist tanks.
  • Each sprue has up to 10 parts for one single model --including both alternative turrets.
  • The kit comes in a cardboard 22 x 15 x 3 cm box. On the backside of the box is a painting diagram and instructions to build the model.
  • The model is very simplified and will need upgrading for collectors, but is acceptable for wargamers.
  • All hatches are closed; the tools on the fenders are moulded on and very poor. They need to be replaced with better ones.
  • The steel beam behind the wheels needs reworking.
  • The tracks have in- and outside details but these are not correct.
  • The 20mm gun is much too heavy and too thick and needs to be replaced.
  • The size of the model is:
    Length: 56mm
    Width: 29mm

It will be a kit for the wargamer, but after some upgrading also for the modeller.



Sample kindly donated by Minairons Miniatures.

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Article Last Updated: 05 January 2013