Etched Detail Set#HLX48074

1:48 Scale
Review by Terry Ashley

TamiyaThis etched update set from Hauler is designed for the recent Tamiya Jagdpanther (kit #35022) and contains two small etched frets and the usual small instruction sheet with exploded view assembly drawings.

The quality of the etching is first class with clean etchings and the usual bending lines where applicable. There are many very fine parts included in some sets that will require careful handing when removing from the frets and adding to the model.

Etched parts

The set is similar to the Panther G (set HLX48065) in that is contains all the finer detail parts that do require you to firstly cut off the moulded on detail from the Tamiya parts but this shouldn't be a big problem.

All the tool mounting brackets and clips are included for the two hull side racks, the barrel cleaning container, fire extinguisher and rear mounted jack.

Other details included the inner details for the top crew hatches and large rear hatch to give mmore detail if these are shown open plus the rear exhaust mounting brackets and the finely etched engine deck intake screens which are also available separately as set HLX48066.

These set provides just about all the detail updates to the Tamiya kit that can benefit from etched parts and as mentioned also includes the engine intake screens for good measure. This set can be used in conjunction with sets HLX48067 Panther G/Jagdpanther Fenders, HLX48068 Panther G/Jagdpanther Schürzen and HLX48069 Panther G/Jagdpanther Kisten to fully detail the model.

Highly recommended.

Thanks to Jan from Hauler Shop for the review set.

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