Today we are going to take a look at a 15mm model. British, lumbering, slightly old-fashioned, doesn't like anti-air guns: it's the Matilda Mk.II.
These I actually got for an army of mine at Salute 2013. Travelling in my hand luggage explains the slightly dented look on the boxes.Speaking of which - let's have a look, shall we.
Now for the assembly. The "new material" proves to be very soft plastic. It's perfectly serviceable but watch out when cleaning it with a knife so that you don't cut too deep. By the way: There are practically no mould lines, hardly any cleaning is required.
That aside be careful with the gun barrel and turret MG. They snap easily.
The snap-fit connectors go together tightly which might require some force but they do stay together. Same goes for the turret which you better don't glue on. It won't come off either way so might as well have it turn-able.
Assembly took just a few minutes, the parts fit perfectly well.
However, there still was a little gap between the top and bottom parts of the chassis so I used some putty to fill those.
After a quick painting and christening the vehicles after their historical counter-parts PHANTOM and PELHAM, here we got the final look of the models:
These were vehicles of the 42nd Royal Tank Regiment, 1st Tank Brigade. I took the names from this amazing compilation which I'm sure you will find very handy if you are collecting any British forces in WW2.
I hope that you enjoyed my review of this very affordable kit. For any questions, comments and so on feel free to drop your messages here in the comments section, on the forums or contact me directly via Battle Brush Studios, the Battle Brush Studios facebook page or via e-mail!
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