This is a very straight forward build. This is a well designed and thought out kit and I really didn't encounter any difficulties putting it together. I haven't assembled the crew for it yet but I wanted to finish the vehicle first, the crew can come later.
This finishes into a very nice jeep, with a lot of options. I could have used the canvas covered windshield but that would have kept it in the down position the whole time so I opted for the standard windshield which I can move into an up or down position, ie. no glue! There are a lot of parts left on the sprue, so its a really good start to a very useful parts box. In this case all the British Bren guns, the US .30 caliber MMG as well as a whole host of other parts to outfit the British versions.
Quite frankly at $24 its slightly more expensive than some of the other resin kits out there but I highly recommend this one. Its a great value for your money. It probably only took 15 - 20 minutes to build it up so not much longer than I would have spent prepping and building a resin one.
A quick look at how this one went together.
|The end of step 1|
|Step 2 starts with the upper body and the seats, including that frightfully tiny clutch. I recommend getting that into place first|
|My new favorite clippers. I only use these for delicate parts but they are razor sharp and very maneuverable. All the small delicate parts survived intact, including the .50 caliber HMG.|
|The parts for Step 3. Upper and lower body will be glued together and its time to get the fun stuff on there.|
|The parts for Step 4. A few detail parts are all that are left to attach.|
|And here is the finished Jeep (A CJ2A for you purists)|