With this new version of the Panther, QuanGuan has gone all out and completely dispensed with the ugly molded parts engine. Instead, you can build properly.
|Building Time ca.:||3 Hours|
This set was provided to my by Afobricks (Affiliate Link).
The interior is gradually built on a basis of several layers of plates. The cockpit looks a little more futuristic than it is in the original. The engine is a bit of a surprise though. QuanGuan usually uses a kind of model motor made of molded parts that actually have nothing in common with clamping blocks. Here a real engine is built, which is also optically much nicer. Since the quality of the bricks is still modest, there are small problems here and there, but in the end everything is quite stable. QuanGuan is also usually too tight rather than too loose. You notice that especially with the tiles, which you have to turn here and there to make them fit
The tracks copied from COBI are a bit notchy, but ultimately run quite well. They don’t cause any problems on smooth surfaces either. The turret of the Panther is quite small and therefore quick to build. In contrast to COBI, QuanGuan has only a few parts for reversing the building direction. Therefore 1×1 Plates Modified are used almost exclusively. You don’t see these at the end, but due to the many individual parts it is difficult here and there to attach separately built parts. Some plate is always a little twisted and does not snap into place.
The new Panther comes with quite a lot of details that make it look very nice. In terms of quality, however, there is still a lot of room for improvement. While other manufacturers have continued to develop, the quality of QuanGuan is rather modest like on day one.