IntroductionI have always been a fan of German WW II tanks, but when I saw a few pictures of a complete Panzer IV in white I had to build one. A trip to Toronto for a weekend allowed me to visit a couple of hobby stores, and what do I find, a Dragon 1/35 Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf. G, LAH Division. I had to have it; even the box top had the Panzer in white. So it made the trip home with me. I do have to say, it sat on my shelf for a little while, as I tried to figure out how to paint it white and look good, actually I was a little nervous too. The Dragon kit has been around since 2007, I believe, and is a great kit. The kit contains 13 sprues, 2 bags of Magic Track, and sheet of photo etched. All of the mouldings were crisp, with very little flash to clean up. At the beginning, I had wanted to leave some or all of the hatches open, and don't like the look of the "black hole". It just happens I came across the Verlinden Panzer IV interior set at my favourite online store, Sprue Brothers. Thus it was in the mail. The Verlinden set is very complete with full interior in resin. I was a little disappointed with the mouldings, as they were not crisp, lots of flash and in some cases a little warped. The kit does not contain very precise instructions, thus a lot of online searching for images of Panzer IV interiors.
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