Tamiya 1/48th Pershing – Super Pershing triple project wip2

Tamiya 1/48th Pershing, Hobby Boss 1/35 Super Pershing ….

Work begins on the 1/48th Super Pershing conversion beginning with the lower hull. Like all 1/48th Tamiya kits (those that I’ve built anyway) assembly is very straight forward. The only slight hassle involves the fitting of the plastic out hull parts to the metal hull monocoque. Super glue is required here and is unforgiving due to it’s rapid set time. Superglue gel should really be used here … or better yet lets hope all new Tamiya kits have plastic hulls.

Anyway fit of parts is good so far and with no issues. The Link and Length tracks fit well although this is the step where most care is required ….

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Hobby Boss 1/35 Super Pershing “Pilot Model”

Managed to get in a little work on the Tamiya kits bigger brother. Not much progress yet but so far the fit of parts is good with no issues.

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2 comments on “Tamiya 1/48th Pershing – Super Pershing triple project wip2

  1. I’m not sure as to why the Tamiya kits actually have the metal hull base…. to add weightiness? It doesn’t really seem to add much to the final product that couldn’t have been achieved with just plastic.

    Looking good though 🙂

    • It is an interesting question.

      Dragon 1/72nd kits did the same for many years. I personally suspect its to add weight to be comparable to a diecast collectable.

      People keep mentioning it as being for wargamers but neither Tamiya or Dragon kits are directly aimed at the gaming crowd. As both Tamiya and Tamiya offer their kits for sale as “prebuilt” collects items I bet that its to provide perceived heft/weight = value when compared to diecast offerings ……

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