Review: Hobby Boxx T-34/85 Tank w/interior

This is a 1/48th scale tank kit from Hobby Boss. It has a complete interior, including the engine, crew compartment and turret interioir.
Yep, it is all there. I have completed the hull interior for the most part. It is a challenge.
Issues: the instructions lack clarity of placement I would recommend a good pile of pictures or a very good reference book... swomeone can recommend one, I am sure.
It is tight. In the interest of accuracy I think it is a bit too tight in some ways. The firewall barely fir into the hull and the rear wall was really tight as well. Watch it as you put the fuiel tanks into the rear.
Overall I really like the kit, especially the size. I will report as it all comes together.
Any other comments?
Lance Ketchikan, Alaska
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Hi Lance,
: : Issues: the instructions lack clarity of placement I would recommend a : good pile of pictures or a very good reference book... swomeone can : recommend one, I am sure. : : Any other comments? :     My understanding is that Hobby Boss (Boxx?) is a part of Trumpeter, and the T-34/85 kit is a pantograph of their 1/16 scale kit. So, comments about that kit should work for the smaller kit.
                            Bruce
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Bruce Burden wrote:

According to this, it's not exactly a shrunken copy: http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/48/hobbyboss/hb84806-8.htm as some parts are simplified.
Pat
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Bluepen wrote:

It looks great in these photos: http://www.hobbybokhandeln.se/dr_gjutstam.php?subaction=showfull&id 65943034&archive=&start_from=&ucat=2&
Bandai never hit that level of detail in their old 1/48 scale tanks.
Pat
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