Kit Preview : 1/76 Vacucast Panzer IV Ausf. E Early



Now defunct Vacucast had a line of Panzer IVs, most based on the early pre-F stepped hull. The models are in resin, with very few parts, namely a complete hull with molded tools and accessories, a finely made turret, two complete track assemblies, and some other parts depending on the version. This particular model represents an early model E without the turret bin.
The tracks are finely molded with the downside that portions have broken off. As noted above the turret is beautiful but the hull has some coarse engraved detail notably on the engine deck. One of the front mudguards is partly ripped off.I can't vouch for precision in the details but sizewise it is spot on with the Airfix Panzer IV F. The sprocket and idler wheels are of later type and not appropriate for this model.