After my previous and quite satisfiying experience with few S-Models wheeled vehicles, I´m very sad to share this here.
I´m building the micro mini tiny S-Models Wiesel. Well, as it has been already pointed out in a quick preview in this board by Bill Scriven...
...this kit have some noticeable faults and mistakes in its tiny turret . I´m not talking about underdetailed parts but wrong ones. Turret, ammo bins, ammo feed chute and gun housing seems to me off in different ways.
Well... To have not an exact replica with a high level of acuracy was not a big problem for me. So cute, so small!
I was not going to give up easily and I moved ahead.
Well... among some other problems I was ready to fix -easy ones solely!-, I noticed that the turret sits too low. So I have just added an "o" plasticard ring to make it sit higher.
I -silly me!- thought that was enough to save the raised upper hull details.
But I was wrong... now, even with the spacer, I have noticed -too late!- you cannot rotate the turret because there is no clearance enough at the front!
Here you got some close up that will explain this matter better than my broken english!
In yellow, my main concern... what it made me to add the styrene spacer.
In white... the naked true!
Here you got what you got if you try to rotate the tiny turret!
Well... I´m not a rivet counter and I was having a good time building this -this one "true"- fast build but now I feel a bit discouraged with it.
We all already know that Tovarich Grigorov is on way for those who may want to have a detailed Wiesel but I didn´t want to spend my hard earned euros improving such a mini micro faulty kit.
-well... you know. Most probably I will have to eat my own words sooner or latter!-
I´m afraid I´m going to wipe it out of my sigth for some time... perhaps I could take a look at it with renewed eyes and soul sometime soon...