Eduard PzKpfw I Ausf. B, photo-etched
brass in 1/35 scale (35722)
by Frank De Sisto
Contains two frets and four pages of instructions. Price: $22.95 USD.
I have been waiting for quite some time for Eduard to get around to this
new DML kit, and was not disappointed.
The first thing to notice is that Eduard supplies new rims for the DML
kit’s idlers, to allow them to more properly represent the prototype’s
skeleton style wheels. However, it must be remembered that this is only
a cosmetic fix, and more can be done by the astute modeler.
There are also new detailed girders for the suspension system, as well
as new front and rear fender/mud flaps. As usual, all of the tools and
OVM get new straps, racks and brackets, while the engine deck and exhaust
pipe gets new screens as well.
All hatches receive internal detail, while new lifting hooks are provided
for the hull and turret. The front and rear lights also get new mounting
brackets, as does the smoke candle dispenser rack, making this a comprehensive,
yet un-complicated addition to the base kit.
Product images are used by permission of Eduard.
Eduard products are available at retail and mail order shops and directly
from the manufacturer at: www.eduard.cz.
Visit their web site for images of reviewed items.