model. While there are many details that would be finer now with current technology, the only major error is the slope of the upper nose piece on the hull, which is closer to the SdKfz 234 than the '231-233 series. Also there are cut-back sections on the inner ends of the fenders to allow the side doors to open fully. The forthcoming 1/48 '234/2 is likely to be acceptable from the look of the sprue shots. It may be simplified in the molding of the chassis, but I suspect the finished product will look good after assembly. The jerricans on the 1/35 model were pretty poor too. If bad gas cans are the only problem, I can live with that. Hauler will certainly have a PE set and perhaps better gas cans available very shortly after the kit appears. It isn't as though Tamiya or Dragon is going to release the Puma in 1/48, and we now have the last of the main German armored car classes used in WW2, with a decent chance they will do the /1, /3, and the /4 versions as well. With the recent resin SdKfz 11 from Ken Swenson, we are slowly filling many of the egregious gaps Tamiya left in the scale when they slowed the pace of their kit releases. We'll get there eventually. Actually, if you count the resin kits available, there is far more choice of subjects in 1/48 than 1/35.
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