The set consists of eleven cleanly cast resin parts in light cream resin with only the usual casting blocks to be removed except for the large transmission casting where the casting block can be used as a mounting guide after removing the plastic extension from the front of the kit lower hulls.
The set gives you a large single piece casting for the transmission cover which includes the front securing flanges with nice bolt head detail and an engraved line between the two flanges and the final drive housings with side plates, the top securing bolt strip as well as little niceties such as the casting numbers and drain plugs on the underside of the final drives and tranny cover.
The other parts include two styles of fenders for the M4 or M4A1 type hulls and the small side mounting brackets plus alternative axle shafts to allow the set to be used on Tamiya, Italeri or Academy Shermans as well as the target Dragon kits.
A small instruction sheet explains the minor alterations needed on the different kits and the axle stub to be used for each so it shouldn't be problem using the set on which ever kit you choose.
Highly recommended.Check the Formations website for details of other update sets available and thanks to Formations for the review sample.
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