COBI 2546 – Panzer IV Ausf. G *Afrika Korps* – Speed Build Review

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This Panzer IV is not only a new vehicle for the Afrika Korps, but also a revised and very faithful version with many details.

Manufacturer: COBI
Set-Number: 2546
Theme: Military
Release: 2021
Parts: 559
Figures: 2
Age: 8
Building Time ca.: 3 Hours

Instructions

With this model there is again a tabletop card, which has to be cut out. The construction of the 58 construction steps is divided into 2 construction phases.

Construction

Anyone who has already built the last version of the Panzer 4 will quickly notice that the new version has had more than just a facelift. The construction differs significantly from its predecessor. Basically, we start with a large plate and then pull up the hull with large bricks. We build the engine completely ourselves again instead of using a molded part.

After the lower hull is ready, we go in width with plates and build the front armor. The first details, such as tools, are also used.

Now the motor is hidden under flaps and the surface of the hull is tiled. Then we take care of the drive and track rollers. The tracks run quite well, but can get caught quickly because they are not centered on the rollers. In the next construction steps it is the turn of the turret.

In this variant of the Panzer 4, the turret looks much more realistic because it is longer and sits further back on the hull. As usual, the building direction is reversed and the armoring is implemented using slopes and curved slopes. As soon as the turret has been placed on the hull, a few more details come to the stern.

Finally, the two minifigures are built, one of which has real sunglasses that you have to put on.

Conclusion:

The shape of the Panzerkampfwagen IV was made very well on this model. With some nice construction techniques, the construction is a lot of fun. A really great model that fits very well between my other models of the German Africa Corps.

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