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Zvezda: SU-100
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Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 03:02 PM UTC


Matthew Lenton provides a step by step build of Zvezda’s new small scale SU-100 Tank Destroyer.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
tread_geek
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Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 08:41 PM UTC
Matthew,

Very first rate review of this interesting offering from Zvezda. Their "Snap-kits" make perhaps is the closet anyone has come to what the name implies. From a more experienced modellers point of view, it is somewhat a pity that the hatches aren't positionable and that there were some gaps after the placement of certain parts. The built model appears quite decent and overall compares favourably against the Dragon offering of the same vehicle and scale, as far as detail and overall look is concerned. However, I can foresee painting the suspension area could end up quite tedious, time and labour intensive. Again, very good review and thanks for the details it provides.

Cheers, 🍻
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 09:04 PM UTC
Jan, thanks, as always, for your feedback.

I realised after I had submitted the review that I had forgotten to mention the lack of openable hatches... (No longer being an Armorama staffer means I can no longer "post-post" edit.)

On the suspension painting, note what I did with leaving the outer wheels unglued from the assembled track units, as well as the track units also being unglued, so that should make painting easier.

Cheers, Matthew
tread_geek
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Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 11:05 PM UTC

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On the suspension painting, note what I did with leaving the outer wheels unglued from the assembled track units, as well as the track units also being unglued, so that should make painting easier.



Matthew,

I recall that in the review you mention attaching the outer road wheels with the "snap fit" and the tracks similarly but my thoughts were on the painting process of my last SU build. I'll be interested to see this one finished. BTW, I've been "tinkering" with the Zvezda 1/72 T-90 and it is anything but a "snap kit". This one might have been a better choice for me to build as I get slowly back into the hobby.😎

Cheers 🍻,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 12:32 AM UTC
Jan, yes I noticed when checking out the Zvezda 1/72 range, it seems only the WW2 subjects are meant to be snap fit. The T-90 looks considerably more sophisticated a kit.

Matthew