A low-slung, lean, mean and clean tank destroying machine.
I actually built this in Dec 2014, before I built the Hasegawa Eggplane, which I already posted here about. I bought the Eggplane years ago, and the JagdPanzer IV not very much before I built it. And then I've ended up posting them out of sequence, build-wise. My chronology here is all over the place!
Anyway, like the Eggplane, this was a real pleasure to put together, even taking into condideration the mistakes I made (in both builds!). I seem doomed, at present, to make at least one significant booboo every time I build a kit. Hey-ho!
What's In The Box?
The parts are beautifully crisp and clean, and required very minimal work once removed from the sprues, which is always a pleasant experience. I love this decal sheet as well, for having four rows of individual numbers, allowing me, when the time comes, to create tank numbers with more freedom than most decal sheets easily permit.
The Build Begins
Rather unusually - most construction seems to begin either with either elements of the hull, or even more normally, the running gear - this build commences with the gun barrel and saukopf, etc. Thanks to the construction of the muzzle I'm spared the usual drilling-out rigmarole. As with the whole kit, the barrel is an incredibly clean piece of moulding and casting. Delightful!