Saturday, 7 August 2010

un-official 1/6 Panzer cop model kit by Independence Productions

You may or may not know that I own almost all the 1/6 Panzer Cop model kits made (all 4 Kaiyodo Panzer Cops, the pirate kits cast from them, and the Buildup kit, but thats enough of my boasting!) but there is one I have yet to own: the Independence Productions 'Panzercop' model kit, sculpted by Jim Phillips. I'm still looking for this one if anybody knows where I can get hold of it!
So, how is it? Well, the model includes MG42 and display base, which is nice, an instruction sheet with photos of the finnished model all packaged in a box with picture on the front showing the classic image of the Panzer Cop mask with bright red glowing eyes.
Close examination of the photo's show that the kit is close in appearance to the Kaiyodo/Buildup model kit but is in a different pose with differently sculpted upper legs, arms, newly sculpted base, breathing tube and helmet), so not completely different, but definitely much nicer than the Japanese kits with the static standing pose.
All in all a nice kit, and I hope to add it to my collection at some point. If you see this kit, do pick it up, but be aware it might set you back quite a bit of money, so if you are on a budget the Thai kit on Ebay is the cheapest, so you could settle for that.

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