Japanese tanks are rather rare among the brick sets. QuanGuan has had this medium battle tank in its portfolio for quite some time. Is it worth buying?
|Building Time ca.:||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
QuanGuan often does not start with a layer of large plates, but rather a framework of small and very small plates, on which the large plates are then placed. This is usually quite a fiddly job. After that, however, it goes on, as with most other tank models. The hull is built with bricks and various separately built elements are placed on the hull. The template of this model was built before the 2nd World War and therefore it also reminds a little of a tank from the 1st World War.
The front and rear armor made of tiles is placed at the right angle by means of hinges. The hull can then be completely tiled. The tiles are also very tight here and require a lot of pressure. But the model also has enormous stability. No parts fall off here. After the separately built side skirts, drive rollers and rollers are attached.
We already know the chain links from COBI. The smallest ones are used. With a little pressure, they even run on smooth surfaces. If you put a sheet of paper underneath or even use a carpet, they run without any problems, even without pressure. The comparatively tiny turret consists of only a few parts and can be built quickly. Printed parts are also used here. There are no stickers in this set.
A Japanese tank was still missing from my collection and QuanGuan is currently the only supplier who has one in their range. The brick quality is known to be not the best. However, they are not too loose, but too tight. As a result, everything is extremely stable, which is certainly not the worst. You can get this model in China for around 20 EUR including shipping.