And yea, the first shall be last... or rather second
I'm not sure how best to describe the styrene used in these short run models. I described Attack AufklPz 38 Hetzer 7/5 I posted a few days back as 'fudgy'; if a good Revell kit is like the perfect dried pasta, then this Ace Wespe is, erm... waxy? There's quite abit of flash, and it's certainly not the crispest casting I've ever seen.
The tracks went together well, the tiny and rather fiddly pair of 'pegs' being tricky to get into place, but, once flattened with a heated screwdriver, holding nicely. The wheels weren't exactly perfect, some of them losing their round shape in the process of cleaning up flash, etc.
Tracks attached, the upper hull goes on. And then it's time to build the gun. The gun and breech block go together fine. But when it comes to the mount, things got a bit tougher.
In the above pic it can be seen that the lower side of the gun mount won't close up. The top, in the pic above that, is fine. But it seems you can't have them both glued together as they ought to be. Despite the problems in construction, the gun turns out looking pretty good, I think.