Kit Preview : 1/76 Matchbox B1 bis and FT-17 tanks

About the manufacturer
Matchbox released several ranges 1/76 armor kits in the seventies and eighties. They were characterized by their interesting choice of subject and use of two color plastic. Much of the range is being re-released by Revell (in single color plastic) and this kit is currently on the market (2007).

About the vehicle

About the kit
Classic Matchbox Orange Series kit with three multicolored sprues including a mini diorama base.

Overall a very nice and courageous choice of subjects for Matchbox. Too bad they picked the FT-17 as a companion for the B1 bis. In a wide open field, I wish they would have modeled a vehicle more relevant to the 1940 campaign.