Here's my victim for the GB, tiger models new ERC-90F1 Lynx. This is the export version and you can build an Argentinian or Mexican version, I'm going for Mexican on this one. Looks a great kit and it's certainly something different!
Ok, having had a good drool over the kit I'm really impressed with the quality and finesse of it. Everything is very sharp with almost no flash or knock out marks. I'll start with my only gripe and that's the colour options. You get one Argie version and four Mexican versions, the Argie one has a full all sides illustration and that's the only bugger in a single colour! All the others are just a one side view so working out the other side pattern is a pain. Why tiger do this I don't know but I wish they wouldn't.
However apart from that everything else is superb. The decals are really crisp as is the small etch fret and the clear parts are, well clear! There are two sets of springs for the suspension and a set of stickers which I've worked out are for attaching to your sprues for easy identification. Very handy that.
In the kit are the usual rubber tyres as well as injection ones so you have a choice which is great. Both sets have nice details and makers markings in this case "michelin" and no seams to try to clean up on the rubber ones.
The hull, turret and the rest of the parts are all nicely done and the barrel is a single piece with just a seam line to remove.
A really neat little package I think & I'll be starting in anger this evening
I'm now getting stuck in and have followed the instructions, well sort of and started with the turret. A few improvements have been made as well as some missing weld beads added with stretched sprue. The barrel looks awesome with that chuffing great muzzle on it! I've also started on the hull and a bit of filler is needed on the rear plates to blend them in on the sides. The suspension has the option of usual molded springs and assemblies or metal springs. I went for the springs as it meant less clean up. It's not workable but they do look very good. I've also had a look at the plastic tyres, they go together well but the tread pattern is wrong for the version I'm doing. Maybe they are for later versions so I'll use the rubber tyres instead.