I saw it on Amazon: A 3-D Puzzle. I had never heard of "3-D" Puzzle before.
I thought it was a fancy way of saying, "plastic model." The "puzzle" looked convincing enough, so I took the $20 gamble and hit "Buy it Now."
The tanks were shipped, literally, on a "slow boat from China." It took about six weeks for them to arrive.
3-D Sturmgeschütz Puzzle
Each puzzle is individually packed in its own ziplock bag. And here is where some "splainin' needs to be done.
If you are an old-school, plastic model maker, these "puzzles" will make no sense to you. There is nothing "intuitive" about them. Which made me realize why they are called "puzzles." You don't visual the final product until you are close to placing the last piece.
WWII 3-D Tank Puzzle Highlights
*Easy-to-build...if you are good at following instructions
*Solid result: This model will stand up to regular play and handling. Parts do NOT fall off.
*Looks good. They are pre-painted...sort of. Two-colors. Road wheels not painted. BUT, you could easily highlight it with your paint and decals
*NOT for kids under about 12 years old. I had to really study the instructions as I assembled. These are not built by "intuition" or familiarity with tanks. It is straight-forward puzzle making.
*They are't "lego" blocks. The end result is a really good-looking 1/72nd scale tank that would look good in a diorama, on a shelf, or in a miniatures wargame.
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