I've been making a concerted effort as of late to get the "been started" pile finished. So far, I have 8 at the wash and paint stage. Enough of that though, back to the topic at hand.
Yesterday I started working on my 1/35th DML Panther F, that's been in my stash at least 5 years if not more. In fact, I'm pretty sure I bought this kit when it first came out. When I started on it, I noticed that the sprues are made out of what looks like 2 different kinds of plastic. The upper hull, turret assembly, steel road wheels, track links, and rear hull plate all seem to be made with a light gray plastic that looks like it is harder and more brittle. It pretty much looks like the same styrene they used for the earlier kits, like the Hetzer.
On the other hand, the "A" sprue, which includes the lower hull, suspension arms, drive spockets, idler wheels, rubber road wheels, and many detail parts are made out of a darker gray plastic that feels soft and seems to have some give to it.
Has anyone else noticed this?