Turn now for a real beast from Heer46: an E100 with Krupp turret. A paperpanzer is a tank that has never been built, it exists only in schematics and blueprints.
Heer46 sells three models of the E100 super heavy tank. This one we’re reviewing uses the same chassis as the Ausführung B model, but with a bigger and more boxy turret. It features an enormous 150mm gun and weights over 130 tons. A massive one…
The tank comes in a white cardboard box with all the pieces made of resin and metal. It consists of:
– Resin: one block turret, chassis, 2 tracks pieces and 2 mudguards.
– Metal: the gun, IR light and hatch.
The detail is superb, as usual with Heer46 vehicles.
The turret: some 3D printing lines are barely visible but with a fine sandpaper they disappear in just seconds.
The tracks are in the same piece as the wheels, saving us some building time and maintaining crisp details: look at the track links and each and every screw clearly represented on the wheels:
The chassis maintains the same level of detail, but I wish some tow cables or more tools had been included:
The mudguards are the pieces I like the most. Relaly big, perfectly rounded and with fine details. Some printing lines are still visible… but sandpaper and ready. They’re completely different of what I’ve seen in other tank models.
The white metal parts are the huge gun, IR light and turret top hatch:
The kit is built in minutes, with all the pieces fitting together PERFECTLY with no need to sand or cut them in any way. Simply awesome.
It’s true that the 3D prints leaves printing lines sometimes… but I prefer sanding them if all the pieces fit as the ones on this model. The finished model except the hatch and IR light:
Of course, if you cut a little bit the turret bottom axis, you can put magnets in the turret and chassis to play easier with the model. Anyway, the turret fits perfectly in the chassis hole without magnets.
Now some pics showing the size of this E100 comparing to other 15mm vehicles.
The KV1 is a really large tank, one of the largest of the entire war (6,75m Vs 6,31m Tiger Vs 7,38m Tiger II ). You can get an idea of his size comparing it to the american Sherman tank. A nice monster, isn’t it??
Wait, wait a moment, now let’s see it compared to the E100:
We primed the model with grey primer and compared ir to a… 1/72 Sherman… remember the E100 is 1/100 scale:
Same size as the Sherman in 1/72!! Quite impressive.
if you like to add some details to the tank, you should know that the standard german tank commander from Battñefront fits perfectly, as shown in the next photo:
What can we say seeing all these pictures… the tank is awesome, full of details and with a great quality resin casting.
Heer46 has done it again.. well done guys, your tanks are… beautiful…
But what’s the negative point?? They’re no rules yet to use it in Flames of War… It’ll destroy any tank in the game without effort!!! 🙂