Armory 1/72 PzKpfw I Ausf F
By Matt Bittner
The Panzer I Ausf F was developed as an infantry support vehicle. While only thirty were made, they were powered by a more powerful engine than the Panzer I Ausf A and B (a 150 hp Maybach HL45 Otto) had an armor thickness of 80mm and were armed with two 7.92mm MG-24s. However, only eight saw action in the Battle of Kursk, the rest being relegated to training units.
Instructions consist of photos of a finished model (not painted) showing where the parts go on the finished tank. My suggestion is go to go to the Armory site and download the full-color photos you can find there. Those are at a much higher-resolution and in color, so you can easily tell where the photoetch goes versus the resin. There are a lot of pieces to put in place and having everything that helps with construction is a must.
All in all a very nice model. While there is a lot to it – all the resin pieces coupled with the photoetch – it will look excellent when finished. Be sure to have work with resin and photoetch under your belt before you tackle this one.
My thanks to Armory for supplying the review kit.