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Academy 1/35 Puma

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  • Member since
    April, 2018
  • From: Australia
Academy 1/35 Puma
Posted by Panzer Joe on Monday, October 29, 2018 3:42 AM

Hi ive been working on the Academy puma. I know it isnt the best puma out there but ive enjoyed it so far. However the interior is not very well molded, the flooring not sitting in the hull very well. dont know if Im just making a mistake but the gearstick is touching the steering wheel in a strange way. Has anyone else made this kit?

  • Member since
    December, 2012
Posted by Ixion on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 1:57 PM

The original Italeri Puma kit has been re-boxed several times, including the Academy version you are building. What sprues have been added or modified over the years, I don't know, although I have built the original. The rather spartan interior should be viewed with a grain of salt, to say the least. Since there are no remaining Pumas to be examined, we must rely on what few (and rare) photos of Puma interiors still exist, here is one of the forward-facing driver's position;

You can see the gear shift knob just to the right of the seat.

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 3:03 PM

I have been working on the old Testors/Italeri Puma for a while scratching out the interior. The interior should be similar to the 8 Rad  Sdkfz 234 family except for the turret interior. For its age it's a very well detailed model with good exterior detail. I also have the 324/3 in the stash.

Only 101 were built and unfortunately the only surviving Puma was taken to England for evaluation and then used for target practice shortly after the war!





Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

  • Member since
    April, 2018
  • From: Australia
Posted by Panzer Joe on Thursday, November 01, 2018 3:06 AM

Thanks for that interior pic Ixion. Yeah a shame there arnt any Puma's left.


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