Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.C
Vol.2 - Fenders
ABER 1:35 Set #35 189
Review by Terry Ashley


This set from ABER gives you a full set of fenders for the Tristar Panzer IV Ausf.C (kit #35017) with one fret of finely etched parts and the instruction sheet.

The quality of the etchings is superb as well have come to expect from ABER with very cleanly etched parts, embossed tread plate and the usual engraved bending lines for easy bending.

Each fender has the full length fender frame with separate tread plate panels just like the real fenders with additional parts for the underside fender brackets and the many small bolt heads but strangely you don’t get the folding fender sections at the front and back of each fender.

The fender frames have full length side brackets that need to be bent at right angles and an etched bending tool will be needed for best results such as the Hold & Fold 8” or the new Ausfwerks Fender Bender.

The two underside fender brackets are made up of three parts each with additional smaller brackets for attaching to the hull sides.

The separate tread plate panels have the more common cross hatch pattern with raised detail on the top and small engraved patterns on the underside and these panels attach to the fender frames with all the small bolts to add if you wish. These are extremely small and will test your eyesight when fitting but add additional definition to the fenders.

The double sided instruction sheet has the usual exploded view drawings showing the assembly sequences which shouldn’t pose any problems.

A nicely detailed fender set for the Tristar Ausf.C kit that offers the more common tread plate pattern as well as excellent details plus the ability to add authentic battle damage if required.

As mentioned the omission of the folding front and back fender sections is puzzling as combining the kit plastic fender parts with the etched parts will look a little odd.

Etched parts

Thanks to ABER for the sample set.
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