COBI 2984 – Mark V Male (Speed Build Review)

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The First World War is clearly underrepresented at COBI. So it’s all the more gratifying that a new Mark V has been launched. It’s smaller, but more detailed.

Manufacturer: COBI
Set-Number: 2984
Theme: Military
Release: 2022
Parts: 837
Figures: 1
Age: 8
Building Time ca.: 3 Hours

837 'Pcs Hc Great War /2984/ Heavy Tank Mark V

Price: $66.12

8 used & new available from $48.52

Instructions

Construction

The Mark V is a dream in brown. Both inside and outside. No color epidemic was installed. Because of the distinctive shape, we don’t start with a flat layer of panels. Through the massive use of building direction reversal, we build both upwards and downwards. The booms of the two turrets are connected to the hull.

The slope of the front is built from above and that of the rear from below. Due to numerous tiles and slopes, there are soon no more studs to be seen. After all the castors have been attached and covered by tiles, the Mark V gets a roll bar. There are more details to come.

Finally, only the chains are put on and the figure is built together with the nameplate. The chains are buttery smooth here, whereas they were reluctant to move on the predecessor.

Conclusion:

Although the new model is also a different variant of its predecessor, it is still much more detailed. Unfortunately, it is also much smaller than its green colleague. A very nice model from an era that is rarely represented.

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