German Panther A Platoon
Panther is the common name of a medium tank fielded by Nazi Germany in World War II that served from mid-1943 to the end of the European war in 1945. It was intended as a counter to the T-34, and to replace the Panzer III and Panzer IV; while never replacing the latter, it served alongside it as well as the heavier Tiger tanks until the end of the war. The Panther's excellent combination of firepower, mobility, and protection served as a benchmark for other nations' late war and immediate post-war tank designs, and it is frequently regarded as one of the best tank designs of World War II.
I bought this box set as it was available at Hobbycraft for a much cheaper price than the list price.
The resin and metal certainly fills the box.
There are five Panthers in the box and the hulls and turrets are in resin.
The tracks and the rest of the gubbinz are in metal. There are quite a few parts to the model and there are opportunities to customise each model futher. What's nice about this pack is that each of the models is individually sculptured so there are subtle differences between each of the tanks. The parts include the tracks, mudguards, the cupola with an option to put in a tank commander, the front MG, exhausts, skirts and the main weapon.
The first stage was to wash the resin to get rid of any mould lubricant.