Lets take a look!
Great art on the front, a photo of the model with some nice effects added. Clearly labelled Warlord and ITALERI.
An insert from ITALERI as well giving you more ideas about the range.
Decals... always a massive bonus to have decals in a kit, and such nice ones as these as well.
I got stuck into building the hull, there are more pieces then the Sherman but this does not have many curves, lots of flat plates and lights and hooks. All nicely detailed pieces with no clean up required apart from a tiny bit of filing where you cut it off the sprue.
So overall what is the kit like?
Being honest I looked at all the small parts and was dubious, but everything fits great, all the lights and hooks have holes for them to slot into and they fit perfectly flush into them. The hull is always troublesome on tanks, but again a perfect fit. The tracks? I love the upper and lower assembly method, again a great fit. Its a highly detailed kit, really clean and crisp and the only work you will have to do is the sprue marks, nothing else, the gun barrels are solid, the kit goes together easily. Keeping the box handy whilst building was useful, as I could refer to the instructions, then the pictures on the box if I was not quite sure about something.
(What he isn't telling you is this model took an hour to put together, including a smoke break. Pretty good for the fiddly bits you have to manage! Pre-dilled barrel, a good touch. One of my favorite looking tanks as well, it just looks fast. Playing it in World of Tanks frequently helps with that opinion, too.-Morgan)
What score does the tank get? A solid 9/10! what could they improve? The only complaints I have are the lack of a commander model as an option, and also it would have been nice to have the howitzer version so I could make the CS Centaur. I know they where not used often, but would have been a lovely addition to the kit (Is that even an option in BA?-Morgan) (yes.... yes it is! MART)
Final thoughts? A great model, very pleased with the results, so all I can do is recommend you pop over to Warlord Games and pick one up! Or with Tank Wars now here, pick up a load!!!