QuanGuan 100234 – Panzerkampfwagen VIII “Maus” (Speed Build Review)

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All previous models of the Maus came in different shades of gray. Now there is also a Panzer 8 with a camouflage pattern based on the original in the Kubinka Tank Museum.

Manufacturer: QuanGuan
Set-Number: 100234
Theme: Military
Release: 2022
Parts: 2930
Figures: 6
Age: 10
Building Time ca.: 8 Hours

Instructions

Construction

We start the model like pretty much any other tank. With a layer of plates we create the basis for further construction. Instead of the walls of the hull that usually follow, a powerful machine is built that takes up almost the entire area. Then we continue with the interior and the rollers. These are covered with a fairly hard rubber that sits relatively loosely.

So far, QuanGuan has copied the tracks from COBI. Here, however, they rely on their own chains, which make a really good impression. If the ground is not too slippery, they also run quite well. The further construction of the hull is done separately. Here, too, some interior fittings are installed.

So that we can access the interior at any time, several covers are built that are only stuck on a few studs. The quality of the bricks cannot compete with COBI. However, they are not too loose, as is the case with other low-cost providers. They tend to be very tight, so you have to press quite hard. But the model also offers very good stability and you don’t have to be afraid that something could fall off.

The turret will also be given an interior, which includes a large pile of shells. The armor all around is built in the same way as the side skirts before. Plenty of tiles are placed on a basic framework of plates, thus creating a camouflage pattern.

Conclusion:

The shape of the real Maus was hit quite well and a real highlight is the camouflage pattern of the model from the tank museum in Kubinka. The quality of the bricks is still not the best. However, since everything is usually too tight, the model is very stable and you can live with it.

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