Feature Article with Colin Izatt
Just before we get going, here’s a look at how it all turned out…
The E-100 was part of a proposed series of vehicles that would use common components like wheels and in some cases tracks. Unlike most “Paper Panzers” a hull was constructed and captured by British forces in 1945 after cessation of hostilities.
I have seen drawings of a proposed E-100 Jagdpanzer that had the engine in the front not the Jagdpanther style the model depicts. If put into production an E-100 class tank would have weighed in at more than 100 metric tonnes.
Trumpeter released the model in 2011.
The parts count is low and is supplied with vinyl tracks which went straight in the re-cycle bin.
I used an Aber barrel which as usual is beautifully machined.
R-Model aftermarket tracks were sourced from e-Bay and I waited nearly a month for them to arrive from China, it was well worth the wait as the casting is excellent and no holes needed to be drilled out.
The tracks cost £38 delivered compared to getting the equivalent Friul tracks for £47 direct from the manufacturer.