Another Pz IV, this time an early war version, the Ausf D, from Armourfast.
You will get two models in the box, and they are fast build, meaning few individual parts, in this case less than 30 per model. The instructions on how to assemble the kit is on the back of the box, and it is somewhat lacking. I would strongly advise you to have some photos of the real thing handy, as some of the details are rather vague, and check the look of a real commander’s cupola, as the instructions seem to be faulty.
As always, click on the photos to get a larger image
There was no hull MG, so I fixed one with brass wire, and gun and exhaust hade to be drilled out.
The result is two decent early war Pz IV D, perfectly all right for wargames. They could have been better, and if you’re primarily a modeller you will probably be disappointing.
I might buy another box sometime in the future, just to get the right France 1940-feel.
Armourfast Ausf D vs PSC Ausf F1
To give you all an indication of how it compares to another fast build Pz IV, this time Ausf F1, you’ll get a couple of comparison shots of Armourfast vs Plastic Soldier Company.
Look here if you’re interested in my prior article comparing the Pz IV:s from PSC, Airfix and Hasegawa.