the box art is a total misrepresentation of the kit - showing zimmerit when there is none! I'll wait until Flyhawk releases one!
To be fair, from what I can make out, none of the 1/35 versions boxed under that artwork ever had Zimmerit either, and I see that the PMMS review didn't even mention it, while Vinnie Brannigan did point it out in 2006, but still thought
"It's another of those kits from Dragon that just hits you with it's quality when you first open the box!"
It is the spare track links that irk me the most though. I have to wonder if the team sit there in a meeting and make a conscious decision to penny pinch.
All the analysis and discussion is sorely tempting me to get the toolkit out and commence building it, fixing every single issue, but... I have several other kits in the review queue, so I'm just going to have to close that box flap up (I would have said put a lid on it) and put it in the cupboard to mature.
Jan, other Panther kits - I've never seen either of the Revell items, but I liked the Zvezda D kit you may remember, and it's less than half the price of this one.