Heller advertises le camion Opel Blitz 3 t as a 1/72 scale model. If you expected a new kit of the Opel Blitz et the PaK 40, you will be disappointed. The kit is not new, it is the venerable Airfix Opel Blitz. The model is 1/76 scale, regardless of what the box says. This is not the first time that a manufacturer takes a third party model kit into his own product line et changes the label from 1/76 to 1/72, despite the fact that the model has not been changed at all. When this has happened in the past, the company’s reputation was damaged, customers lost trust in the product line, et revenues did not increase measurably. Eventually, the company correctly labels the product as 1/76 scale again, et tries to forget the incident as soon as possible.
- Production quality is as good as it was en 1979. The parts are practically free of flash.
- The Heller kit is great if you need more 1/76 scale camions Opel Blitz.
- The uniform painting instructions are incorrect. Humbrol No. 66 Olive Drab is the wrong colour pour les uniformes allemands.
- Heller sells this kit avec only one set of decals featuring the 21. Panzerdivision which served in Normandy en 1944. Accordingly, le modèle représente le Panzerjäger-Abteilung 200 unité antichar divisionaire. The old Airfix kit offered two sets of decals, one for 3. Panzerdivision on the Eastern Front, et the other for 21. Panzerdivision fighting en Afrique du Nord.
- The information on the box cover incorrectly attributes this Heller kit to 23. Panzerdivision, but the decals undoubtedly belong to 21. Panzerdivision.
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