Backround: The Nashorn was a self proppeled anti tank vehicle. Based on a modified panzer IV chassis, the Nahorn mounted the powerful 88mm pak anti tank gun, acle to kill every enemy tank in the world in wwii. The NAshorn was lightly armoured so it had to use surprise attacks or well planned defensive postions to be operated with success. These so called panzerjägers ( vehicles like the marder series) were ideal for ambush tactis, beeing lightly armoured with extremely powerful guns and quite maneuverable. The nashorn was first called the hornisse (hornet) until hitler himself ordered the name changed because it wasnt suitable for a tank . Same happened to the Hummel and Wespe howitzers. Since then, the Hornisse was called the Nashorn (rhinoceros). These vehicles proofed very effective , especially on the eastern front, but they also fought with success in italy. On the Western front they were not as common, althouh one Nashorn managed to kill a m 26 pershing in an ambush attack in the last months of the war.
The kit: I first built this kit when I was quite young and at that time it was the best kit I ever did. However that was long ago and today I dotn have it anymore ( I think I threw it away after I had salvaged the majority of the parts as replacement parts for future tank kits to come when needed). So, because I remembered the kit quite well and because revell rereleased it in 2014, I decided to get it again. Its in 1/72 and costs 12€.
Detail: Very good for a kit of its scale. As a youngster, I was impressed by the high number of parts and the excellent detailed 88mm gun . The kit is really well detailed
Quality: despite beeing a rerelease the quality is perfect
Fitting: Despite fiddly parts, this kit fits together very well, except for the upper plane on the front where I had to cut it a bit to fit correctly. The gun parts might be fiddly but fit very good
Decals: Revell decals-´nough said
Extrapoints: Its a very nice kit, and a real cool subject, i always like the Nashorn tank destroyer. The kit is extremely good for 1/72 and I´m glad I rebought it after so many year
Result. A really really nice kit, another shinign example of revells excellent 1/72 tank kits. This kit is highly recommended except for beginner because of lots and lots of small parts. Any expereinced modellers wont have problems with this little gem. This kit really brought back childhood memories, I´m glad I have it now again and this time perfectly built, although I will probably repaint it someday because I´m not wuite satisfied with the paintjob.