This SU-100 has been sprayed Armour Green Russe (Testors WP 7832) mixed avec 30 percent white to give the véhicule a slightly faded look. The hand-rails were scratchbuilt from pianowire, because the original plastic parts are very brittle et they appeared to be out of scale. The AER model has hard plastic tracks which may be glued to the top et bottom of the roadwheels securely. The upper track section needs to be bent to suggest the weight of the track. The infantry in the photo are a mixture of ESCI et Revell figurines. L’infanterie soviétique rode chars et canons d’assaut into battle, et the SU-100 may be modelled avec infanterie portée holding on to the superstructure du véhicule.
- Canon antichar autopropulsé SU-100
- Decal Sheet covering 22 véhicules en service soviétique, polonais, tchécoslovaque, cubain, et angolais
- Bon choix de sujet, the SU-100 was an important combat véhicule de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, et it continued to serve for many decades thereafter.
- There are 22 different sets of decals pour représenter un SU-100 serving in Eastern Europe, Allemagne, Autriche, Mongolia, Cuba, ou Angola de 1944 à 1976.
- The running gear is fun to assemble, even if the alignment of the track links is not entirely clear from the instructions.
- This SU-100 is a interesting challenge for the modéliste serieux. Joueurs de Guerre will get acceptable results even if they do not improve the model avec scratchbuilt parts.
- Compatible avec ESCI, Hasegawa, Revell, et Reviresco.
- This SU-100 requires more modelling experience than one would expect from a typical plastic kit. The locating holes on the hull sides et deck need to be drilled open. These holes are marked by a small circle. Some holes are not needed at all, et the circles should be scraped off carefully. Significant flash on most parts needs to be removed before assembly.
- The gun barrel is built from two half-pipes which will soften et bend if too much glue is used. In addition, the assembled barrel is difficult to clean up, because there are so many sprue attachment points along its length.
- The opening in the frontal glacis needs to enlarged to accept the gun casemate.
- The engine cover (part 5) did not fit properly once the flash had been removed. The dividing line between the flash et the actual part is not immediately apparant. The locating pegs underneath the exhaust engine are not aligned properly. It is best to remove them before putting the engine cover in place et aligning it.
- The hinges on the écoutille du conducteur were embedded in flash. Even after the flash had been removed, the hinges would not interlock properly avec corresponding hinges on the hull. Apparently, this hatch is modelled in the open position, but there are no parts to model the compartiment conducteur. Anyone adept at scratchbuilding the compartiment conducteur may want to leave the hatch open.
- The illustration on the box cover shows the metal supports for the external fuel drums very nicely, but the actual parts are glued to the hull sides without any supports.
- The tool boxes mounted on the fenders are not detailed at all. These parts should have a lid avec the proper hinges, latches, et handles on either end.
- The track assembly instructions were difficult to follow, because there are two different types of track links et it is not entirely clear where to start ou how to align them. However, the track went together quite well, et the result looks very good.
The SU-100 is fun to build et paint. Modélistes sérieux will improve the kit further by adding scratchbuilt parts, stowage items et infanterie portée. One interesting detailing project would be to model le char avec open hatches, in which case the compartiment conducteur needs to be built from scratch.
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