Turret for Panzer IV, Ausf. H
OKB Grigorov produces resin kits and accessories. The kits are 1/700 submarines and 1/72 armor. The accessories are for 1/35 and 1/72 armor. I’ve built a couple of the kits, and some of the resin upgrade pieces, and they provide incredible detail.
This kit is an upgrade turret for any 1/72 Panzer IV kit, and I doubt you’ll find a better 1/72nd turret out there. The kit comes packed in a tiny box, but don’t let its size fool you, inside it packed with 36 highly detailed resin and photo-etch metal parts, as well as a metal barrel. There are 14 resin parts, and 22 metal pieces and each one is finely detailed.
While the kit parts are highly details, the one page instructions are less so. The instructions show 7 different drawings of the completed model with lines drawn showing where the resin and photo-etch part are to be assembled, but the drawings weren’t always clear to me about where the piece went and there was a considerable amount of looking at the drawing, then comparing it to photos in books, and on the internet, hoping to see how the part went on a particular location. In the end, I think I got the majority of parts in the right places.
The finished product is superb, and the detail is really unmatched in 1/72nd. The hatches can be molded open, but there are no interior details provided, other than the inside of the hatches. If you’re going to pose it open, I would recommend adding a figure in the hatch to hide the lack of interior details.
This kit is not a kit for the faint of heart, or those who don’t like working with photoetch of CA glue. However, if you’re looking for an excellent upgrade to a kit, this is the one for you.
Thanks to OKB Grigorov, IPMS for this review kit.