Monogram Panzer IV. Update Fünf.

Here is the final update before the final reveal.


Boy, Am I Slacking… Next Kit

I am a slacker.

I just realized I haven’t posted since the 26th of February. And I have made five videos since then… FIVE!

Ah, well. Must mean I am making progress on the current project, and that is what this post is all about.

The kit in question is the Monogram Panzer IV in 1/32 scale. This kit has been around since the ’70s, and is from the very series of kits Monogram put out that got me started in my (off and on) life long interest in building armor kits.

Revell re-released some of Monogram’s old kits over the past several years. As a matter of fact, the Sherman Screamin’ Mimi, another old-school Monogram model, is the second kit I built after my return to the hobby a few years ago.

Back in junior high, I built quite a few of these kits, but never this particular one. I don’t recall ever seeing this at the local store where I bought all of my models.

When I saw this one had become available, I figured I would build it for a couple of reasons. First, I would test out a few things I have never tried, such as applying zimmerit (a paste applied to German vehicles in WWII to prevent magnetic, anti-tank mines from sticking to the vehicle), and also to enjoy the nostalgia of building a kit very similar to the ones I built as a kid.

Here is a a quick video reviewing the kit.