Today, I started the build on this one. @billkoppos this is not a race, my friend! I am following your build report to learn from it. Glad yours is now built complete!
This type 97 seems like a very nice little tank. I was surprised that the dimensions are rather small, I estimate the tank was only 2/3 the width of a German Pz. III. @lgardner, you were absolutely right, I don’t think I would have fitted into a type 97 with my 6ft10inch…
Here is the box art again:
I completed most of the lower hull, rest if for the next week:
The suspension of this little tank is well detailed and the plastic is good to work with. Flash on this kit is nowhere to be found, just some work removing the mold seems on the suspension arms. Nothing rocket-science like though…
Hope you like it, if you do, tune in, there is more on the way!