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Old 11-26-2006, 11:32 AM
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Cool Tristar PzKpfw I ausf A - Special Edition

Here are the sprue shots of Tristar's limited edition PzKpfw I ausf A.

The box cover is black with a line drawing of the tank


Sprue A: Suspension parts


Sprue C:


Sprue D: The old road wheels, sprockets and idlers. The old road wheels are not used



Sprue E: the lower chassis and common to the schulfahrzeuge kit except with the inclusion of the radio parts




Sprue J: New sprue with the hull and turret interior parts and fenders




Sprue K: the new re-tooled road wheels




Sprue T: The tracks


Photoetch part


Sprue GP: Transparent parts


Decals: Two sets provided and are from previous kit 35003 and 35008
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Old 11-26-2006, 11:35 AM
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The clear parts

Images of the clear parts

Sprue B: Turret


Sprue G: Upper hull


Sprue I: Lower chassis interior and engine parts. This sprue is commomn with the schulfahrzeuge kit.
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Old 11-26-2006, 11:45 AM
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It looks awesome, but OH my god, look at those track links! Now I am truly thankful for Dragon's Magic track!

I've always had a worry about those clear parts, they can sprain and crack real easy if your not careful snippin' 'em off the sprue.

Another thing, I cannot understand why this kit has been produced with the clear parts options? They leave very bad sprue attachment marks. Are they attached in a way that prevents this?

This is very nice to see Lawrence!
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Old 11-26-2006, 11:46 AM
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And now the close-ups. Turret interior parts and spare MG barrel case



Hull interior parts - MG magazines, flag holders and stowage box


Fenders, firewall with stowage box and commander's seat


Radio


Road wheel


Idler wheel
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Old 11-26-2006, 11:46 AM
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Close-ups of the transparent parts

Upper hull




Rear deck - Early production


Rear deck - Late production


Front glacis plate


Engine deck hatch grill


Armored cover for the engine hatch


Engine access hatches


Engine block


Fan cover and sump cover


Fuel tanks


Turret


Turret hatch


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Old 11-26-2006, 11:51 AM
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Old 11-26-2006, 12:15 PM
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I know what you mean. I cut off one part without even thinking about the brittleness and it came off exactly like a normal non-transparent part. I was told that Tristar did a lot of research into the transparent plastic to check for brittleness and also to make sure it doesn't cloud with liquid glue.

Anyway, just as a test I cut off the radiator bulkhead with a pair of cutters. I made sure I cut right up to the part to see if the plastic cracks. Here is the result. You can see the sprue attachment points on the bottom of the part. No cracks!



I also glued the rear suspension bar and I liberally added liquid glue to see if the part clouds. No clouding is evident.


I looked at the punch out marks and they can easily be removed using the same techniques as you would use for an aircraft canopy.

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Old 11-26-2006, 01:29 PM
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Review of this kit is now available on PMMS
http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.co...r/tri35028.htm

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Old 11-26-2006, 02:03 PM
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That's cool, Lawrence! Real nice toolin', it shouts quality!
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looks like a great kit! I think I'll get the regular version though.
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