Kit Preview : 1/76 Airfix Pak 40 7.5cm anti-tank gun

About the manufacturer
Airfix started small scale military modeling in the sixties with a range of OO/HO soft plastic figures and styrene aimed at children. OO/HO scaled to 1/76, which was compatible with OO gauge railway sets, OO being 1/76 rolling stock on HO gauge track. OO is still the most popular guage in the UK and a ready source of diorama buildings and accessories.
Airfix rebranded some of their range as 1/72 in the last decade but the kits are still 1/76. The latest offerings such as the Jeep of the GMC Jimmy are true 1/72 however.
The original range of 1/76 kits is still available today (7/09) and is now complemented by the JB range, also in 1/76.

About the vehicle

About the kit
The gun comes inthe box with the Opel Blitz. it is one of the last 1/76 models issued by Airfix.
The overall level of detail is more than decent. The model has more details than the Fujimi kit, which has the inside of the shield bare and lacks a gunsight.
The model can be improved by drilling out the solid handwheels and carving out the breech slide.

The completed model in dark yellow and thin sprayed stripes of green on the shiled and gun tube.

Tentatively based with some Pegasus crew figures from the leFH18 set.

Review date: 3/5/2011