Kit Preview : 1/76 Cromwell Combat Ready Panzer II b
About the manufacturer
Cromwell now focuses on 1/76 and 1/72 Combat ready models which combine a reduced count of parts and a good level of detail. Older kit type models are still available, mostly on Ebay. I find Cromwell castings to be among the best on the market.
About the vehicle
This is the lowercase "b" version, which is the second pre-production series of which 25 were built. They served in combat until the fall of France.
More information at Wikipedia.
About the kit
Not a lot to say. The gun and MG are missing from my kit, which is probably my fault, and the antenna is in the stowed position. Otherwise it looks good.
Reviewed on 09/11/09.