Great kit of a not so well known tank.
A lovely kit from FineMolds as I have come to expect from them. It costs a lot to get it shipped over to England (with added customs charges), but I can’t fault the kit and I feel it was worth it. This kit benefits from the ultra modern casting that FineMolds uses and as such is a big improvement over the much older Tamiya Type 61. All the parts fit well with little to no flash. The tacks are also nice as they have done away with the rubber band type tracks from kits of old to cast tracks the down side to this is can’t make the tank move if you are so inclined; on this note, the Modelkasten tracks originally made for the Tamya kit fit perfectly to this kit. They are, I feel, still a bit better then the tracks in the kit, but are VERY expensive and aren’t a massive improvement compared to what you get over the Tamiya ones. The gun barrel is two parts which is a bit of a shame, but they do fit well, it’s just a pain to get the seam off. The instructions are easy to understand with key and important information given in Japanese and English. The only thing I would have liked however, is the history given on the front page to have been in English as well.