by Scott Simoneau
What originally attracted me to the Khurasan kit was the fact that it has resin tracks, in addition to the turret and hull. Much like Battlefront's T35, having the resin tracks has several key advantages.
- Lightweight - especially if you're fielding these tanks by the dozen (and you will in FoaN)
- Less work to clean up
- Less prone to paint chipping
|There is some flash inside the wheel wells you'll probably want to clean up|
|The tracks clean up quickly with a knife|
|Magnets drilled into the vehicle|
|Completed tank before paint|
At first, I painted it with Vallejo Iraqi sand, but the color ended up being too light to my taste. Wanting more of the darker tone, I repainted it with Vallejo Tan Yellow.
So, how does it compare with Battlefront's T55 offering?
- The price is about the same. Khurasan does have some bulk pricing with 3 and 10 tank packages though. Battlefront clocks in at $15 a tank, whereas Khurasan comes to slightly under $12, but you'll need to purchase magnets, tank commanders, and decals separately. So in the long run, Khurasan might be a bit more expensive, especially if you purchase FoW through online discount retailers.
- Lightweight. This is the biggest deal for me. Lesson learned with T34s - carrying around 40 sets of metal tracks is no fun.
- Detail. The Khurasan detail is crisper than other companies' casts, but there is less of it.