US of A
|Mixes best with:||Several of the ranges out there...|
|Long Review:|| The M5A1 Stuart is the US (as well as some British units') main light tank. The Company B offering is very neat indeed, crisply cast, with minimal flash and just a few bubbles on the underside. Brent has done an amazing job on the finer detail jobs. The textures of the various parts look excellent, and the metal parts are really finely detailed.
Probably my only gripe with the model is that the hatches on the turret are too finely detailed- I suspect that, under a coat of primer and then paint, the hatch joins will probably disappear. This is probably one area where over-scale would have been better. A really small gripe, though. I have meanwhile discovered that this kit was Brent's first, and he no longer works to hyper-scale tolerances- but rather a "good wargamers' standard".
|Commentary:||A neat kit of the later Stuart.|
|Historical Accuracy:||Very Good.|
|Scale:||Width-wise it scales out at 1:56, length-wise at 1:55.|
|Sources:||Exchanged for other vehicles to get review samples.|
|Sculptors:||Brent Dietrich. Suspension and tires machined out of brass to match Brent's plastic master by Robert Morey.|
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