COBI 2715 – Sherman M4A1 1:48 (Speed Build Review)

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Once again there is a new Sherman in scale 1:48. This article and of course the video show what has changed and how it compares to the others.

Manufacturer: COBI
Set-Number: 2715
Theme: Military
Release: 2022
Parts: 314
Figures: 0
Age: 8
Building Time ca.: 1 Hours 30 Minutes

Instructions

Construction

The few parts of the popular small tanks on a scale of 1:48 are installed quite quickly, especially since the tracks already make up a considerable proportion. As a basis we create a frame from plates, which is then filled with black 2×3 bricks and stabilized. As a result, there is no cavity in this model. Although the front and rear can be built separately, they can also be attached directly to the model due to the small number of parts. In the next construction steps, we use slopes to create the typical slope of the Sherman.

Small wheels, which are relatively hard, serve as rollers. The gears at the front and rear are quite small, so the chain cannot fit properly. As a result, it only works moderately or not at all on smooth surfaces. A carpet on the ground would be ideal here. However, since this is more a model for the showcase or desk, this only plays a subordinate role for most people. The turret is built in a few steps. A couple of bricks to reverse the building direction form the base to which the gun barrel and the side armor are attached. These also form the rear armor of the turret at the same time. There are no figures or other accessories with these models, so we are already done at this point.

Conclusion:

As beautiful as the small models are. It should definitely be something other than a Sherman. In addition to this, there is the Tiger, Panther, Panzer III and T-34, which are reissued at regular intervals with marginal changes. Maybe COBI will bring a different model. The Maus sure would be cool at that scale too.

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