Revell Sd. Kfz. 7/1 in 1/72 Scale

This is the Revell Sd. Kfz. 7/1, a really nice kit.  I bought this for the excellent Flakfierling, but the kit was so nice I decided to build the whole thing.  I drilled out the holes on the lowered side panels, 1,260 in all if I remember correctly.  The suspension is simplified.  The road wheels are molded in groups – the back two rows are one piece of seven wheels, the next is one piece of four, and three individual wheels are the outer row.  This is a good way to do it, easy to assemble, simple alignment, and no detail is lost.  The tracks are also outstanding.  They are molded in one piece, the instructions call for them to be softened in hot water.  They seemed flexible enough so I just wrapped them around the wheels and glued them with Testors liquid glue as I went.  No problems.  As a bonus the kit comes with three complete tracks.  I wish that was a standard practice, spare track links would come in quite handy on many armor kits.  While we’re on the subject of wishes, how about a box with just the Flakvierling and the 37mm Flak?

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