The B model of this set is no less interesting than the A model, the M1A2 Abrams. In order to use as many parts of the tank as possible, it was equipped with chains instead of tires.
|Kazi / GBL
|Building Time ca.:
|4 Hours 05 Minutes
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Since significantly fewer parts are used in the B model, the instructions are noticeably thinner. But here sections that have been built so far are grayed out and only new parts are printed in color.
The chassis is built with several layers of plates and is therefore rock solid. Then it continues with the stern. There a simple interior is indicated, which can be seen through a tailgate.
The front begins to be very stable, but then becomes a bit unstable due to the entire radiator grille, which is only attached via 2 C-clamps. Putting the bonnet on there requires a little dexterity. The doors are a rather shaky affair. The tiles hang on only one knob and if you try to open the door, you hold them completely in your hand.
The construction with the chains and rollers is only held by an axle with poor clamping force. This easily slips out and the entire construction collapses. But the chains run surprisingly well. I would not have expected this. Both the gun and the building are built quickly. Both are stable and you can pick them up without them falling apart.
The B model is in places much more fragile than the M1A2 tank. If you open the doors, you quickly have them in your hand. The entire chain construction is fixed by an axle that has little hold. Otherwise it is a nice model that unfortunately has a lot of parts left over. One could have built one or the other as well.