Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Bolt Action - Review: Trenchworx T-28
For those of you following The Tanks in Manchuria Kickstarter, you may be asking about Trenchworx, the company running the project. We at Boltaction.net have watched Trenchworx start out as a 3D printing hobby project on our forums and evolve over time into the maker of some truly beautiful resin kits. A little while ago I got my paws on their new T28 kit and it has taken me a little time to get it done and I am glad to share my thoughts about this glorious monster of a tank.
For those of you not familiar with the behemoth that is the Soviet (and Finnish) land battleship, the T-28, I highly recommend that you check out this historical and game play write up by Jud. It will fill you in on all the info you need to know about these tanks and their history.
The kit itself is huge! It is almost twice as long as two of my Soviet trucks (the 6 wheeled Warlord ones). What most surprised me most when I opened the box is how few parts the kit had. The hull is one giant piece of resin. The turrets (all three of them) are separate pieces and the tracks are separate as well. So in essence the kit is 6 major pieces.
In addition, the light howitzer mounted in the main turret comes with magnets and multiple guns! Sure they are all light howitzers but it allows you change the gun depending on which year or variant of the tank you want to play with. Rules wise it makes no difference but it is another excellent little detail that was clearly thought out before I ever opened the box.
The edges are sharp and clean. The resin had no pock marks and the tracks were immaculate (often a trouble area with resin vehicles).
Trenchworx website. They make a great range of resin and 3D printed models for artillery and vehicles often not found in other places (The Type 92 Tankette, American Chemical Mortars and German one shot flame throwers for example).
Til next time gang...
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