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FC Model Trend- Panther Spare Wheels

Kit Number:
35579
Scale:
1:35
Published:
Monday, November 25, 2019
Manufacturer:
FC Model Trend
Retail Price:
€6
Reviewed By:
Chris Lloyd-Staples

Panther spare wheels

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Spare wheels for the Panther / Jagdpanther are nothing new, but these ones from FC Model Trend have an interesting difference to others that I have seen.  They come in a tough plastic package, and this protects the contents.

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The two wheels are different.  One has the retaining bolts removed, and one has bolts on both sides so that it can represent an inner or outer wheel.  Both are the type with 24 bolts in the outer rim.

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These wheels have the inner hub plate, which could be removed with a knife if a modeller wanted to represent a wheel without it.  Note that these wheels have writing on the tyre sidewalls, which is a neat touch.

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The real wheel above shows no centre plate, and the wheel below shows one as depicted in the FC Model Trend set.

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The wheel below shows a different pattern in the centre plate.

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These accessories are excellent and show additional details that I hadn't seen before.  I would personally love to know more about the reason for the inner plate, which I have seen in photos but which is only in some wheels.  As extra parts for a model, these are really great, and they may be good to replace existing spares in kits.

Highly Recommended for Beginner to Advanced builders.

Thanks goes out to FC Model Trend for this review kit.

Reviewed by Chris Lloyd-Staples, 2VP (International)

 

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