COBI 2382 Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer – Speed Build Review

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The Jagdpanzer 38 (t) Hetzer differs significantly from other tank models due to its unusual design. Unfortunately, it will not be produced anymore.

Manufacturer: Cobi
Set-Number: 2382
Theme: Military
Release: 2017
Parts: 420
Figures: 1
Age: 8
Building Time ca.: 2 Hours

The Jagdpanzer 38 (t) was only used towards the end of World War II and was built from summer 1944. He turned out to be very successful. However, the name Hetzer came about through a misunderstanding. The successor, the E-10, had the project name Hetzer. The first models were accidentally delivered under this name. After a few weeks, the misunderstanding was cleared up. In the post-war period, this model was nevertheless known under this name.

Brick Quality

This model has been around for a few years and has not been produced for some time, but the quality was already at todays level. Everything fits perfectly, sits bombproof and is also printed.

Instructions

The instructions contain 56 construction steps, which are divided into 2 sections. Old construction steps are grayed out, as is the case in the new instructions. Only a parts list is missing, as this has only been part of the instructions since this year.

Construction

With a large, black 8 x 16 plate, we start with this model. Due to the large wheels, technic axles are used instead of the plate modified, which is otherwise common. Most of the rest of the construction is carried out using large bricks, which quickly ensure height.

Since the agitator consists almost exclusively of inclines, in the coming steps all side parts, front and rear will be built and tiled separately.

This gives the tank destroyer its characteristic appearance. The castors are quickly set on this model because they are quite large parts. However, the tracks again need the usual time to tie. Although they sit quite tightly, the tank runs with light pressure even on smooth surfaces.

Finally, only the gun is built and a few tiles with machine gun attached.

Conclusion:

If you still want to get hold of this tank destroyer, you have to put a few money on the table. Fortunately, I bought it shortly before the end of production and I’m very happy about it. A great model with an unusual shape.

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