These two brothers looks almost the same，thus I decide to put them together.
A year before I wrote a note about models of Panzer iv ausf A. If you are interested in it， there might be some inspirations for you.
Most of them are Hobby Boss🤓. Firstly cheaper, secondly easier to build. Dragon PE parts is killing me. But magic tracks are friendly.
I build these throughout the past year, so there are few photos for more than one together.
The Hobby Boss Panzer IVs are the previous Tristar kits, if I am correct.
I am currently working on a Tristar Panzer IV C and, like you said, it goes together very well and I like the details the kits have.
Wow, thus HB does a good job to sustain the Tristar’s. HB Panzer IVs series seems fascinating，did Tristar have a tough fight against Dragon and failed? If so, I can’t believe why it lost, for the kit is fine together with extra lower hull addtional armor.
No idea about the fight between the companies, but I really like the Tristar kits and buy them when I find them.
I was truly amazed by the level of details coming OOB and the fun building them without many issues for kits over 10-15 years old… Even the given tracks are quit good and I am not sure if I will replace them for an AM set.
Still have a Panzer I A in stash from Tristar as well. They have a nice collection of Panzer I s. Just hope Hobby Boss will continue to produce them as they are.
I had a try to search over the online shopping after yesterday’ chat. Tristar products even include bended suspension for panzer IV, flying his own colours. But it’s a pity for me because there is no signal of resumption. （and the current Tristar original products are expensive >~< ）
Sometimes I can still find them online for about 30-40 EURO. Compared with the cost of a Dragon kit, it is a good deal.
I am not sure if Hobby Boss changed anything in the kits. When I look at the box-art and the build instructions, it seems Hobby Boss copied them without changing a thing, at least for the Panzer iV ausf. C I have.
I’m very curious about the Hobby Boss kits. Given that TriStar is defunct and that HB took over the molds, is HB still producing them? I do have the “B” variant of the PzKpfw IB, but they seem to always be not available in the various online hobby shops.