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PzKpfw II Ausf F
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Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 01:54 PM UTC
Jim gives us a preview of the new 1/24 scale Panzer II by Tasca. There are some great detail photos of the kit included.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 04:51 PM UTC
Hi Jim,

Thanks for the preview

It seems like a really neat little (?) kit. The scale is curious, as 1:24 has always been a scale reserved for auto modellers and large scale aircraft guys. Similarly 75mm is a historical figurist size/scale - and WWII subjects are pretty scarce in that size.

BTW, isn't there already a 1/24 scale Willy's Jeep out? IIRC Eduard do a PE set for such a kit...

I'm going to go ahead and ask a really ignorant question, but how big is the coin you used as a size reference? I'm embarrased to say I have no knowledge of US coin/note sizes (or any other country I haven't visited for that matter )

Thanks again for the preview.

Rudi
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Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 06:22 PM UTC
Hey Rudi,
You're most welcome. And I guess it was a good idea then if somebody has already made one.

The diameter of a U.S. penny is 19mm.

Cheers,
Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 08:06 PM UTC
Thanks for that! I reckon this should do well - a 'one-off' like this should generate a lot of interest - not really for the scale but the fact it's a well-known subject and with the previous track record (no pun intended) of Tasca, quality should be a 'given'...

Now, the 38(t) in the same scale?
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Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 10:20 PM UTC
I very rarely stray outside 1/35 and in the interest of fiscal rectitude I haven't bought any Armor kits so far this year but in a moment of madness I ordered this from HLJ as soon as the announcement was made. I'm not even a big fan of German or early war armor but I'm looking forward to this.
I did read somewhere that Tasca will release a seperate Commander figure.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 11:10 PM UTC
great review Jim, enjoyed reading it. I really think I'll get one for myself, only if I'll just end up fiddling with the tracks which are a great feature (to my opinion) of this kit, and I hope it'll be in more other kits.
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Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 11:14 AM UTC
I saw a comparison photo somewhere on the web and this kit came out about the same size as a 1/35 scale Sherman. It looks great and the details are amazing. I am almost finished with the 1/35 scale Panzer II and really wish it could have been bigger. Thanks for the review.

Cyberhobby make a 1/24 scale jeep. It is the up armored version. It would be neat to see other items in this scale, like the 38T, M3/5/8 series or the 3/4 ton WC series. Maybe I could see what I was doing. But price will be a big factor. I hope Tasca does well with this.
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Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 12:12 PM UTC
hmm, just checked HLJ, and they have it for around 70$.... that's quite a lot of money
by the way, here's a comparison next to a sherman:

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Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 12:39 PM UTC
Nice review! I think it's a breath of fresh air to get a release in 1/24th. It'll go nice with all those Tamiya, Academy, etc., and I'm sure one of those figures will fit the Tasca model.

For me it would have been even nicer to have this in 1/16th.
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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2009 - 05:20 AM UTC
I read some last threads about this model,I `ve seen parts and details of pz II and can say 3 word - "I love Tasca " .Thanks for 1-24 scale tanks line,hope to see more and more !