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1/35 Military Miniature Series No.373
French Light Tank R35
Item No: 35373

Length: 114mm. Image shows painted and assembled kit.

A Doughty Light Tank
By the 1930s French military planners could no longer ignore the obsolescence of their masterpiece FT17 tank from late WWI, and work started on a genuine successor to fill the void. One of the answers they came up with was the R35 light tank, which utilized rolled steel lower and three-piece cast upper hull designs and was armed with the short barreled 37mm gun. It was crewed by two. When hostilities with Nazi Germany burst into life in May 1940 the R35 was right in the front line. While it showed its armor was reliable, the 37mm gun was inadequate when it came to taking out German armor. The Fall of France in June 1940 meant that production of the R35 was curtailed to approximately 1,600 units.

About the Model
šThis is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 114mm, width: 55mm. šThe R35 form with distinctive rounded hull and complex turret is accurately depicted. šTurret utilizes slide molding for superior authenticity and a fulfiling build. šRealistic gun elevation and traverse ranges add to the realism. šAssembly type tracks feature one-piece straight sections for realistic depiction of upper run 'sag.' šA single commander figure is included for installation upon the turret rear hatch. šComes with two early WWII marking options.


★The rounded silhouette of the compact R35 is captured in style, with added authenticity from a whole range of included accessories.

★Slide molding ensures that both the turret shape and surface texture are highly realistic. A commander is included in action pose.

★The 'scissors' suspension utilized a rubber spring, and is accurately depicted here. Tracks feature one-piece straight runs.

★Left: Two marking options are included in the kit, both recreating French R35s that fought in early WWII against German forces.

★Right: Get the distinctive and complex camouflage designs just right while referring to the included color painting guide.

Tamiya Color paints for painting the 1/35 French Light Tank R35

Tamiya Color Tamiya Color Tamiya Color
X-7 Red X-10 Gun metal XF-2 Flat white
XF-9 Hull red XF-15 Flat flesh XF-21 Sky
XF-52 Flat earth XF-56 Metallic grey XF-58 Olive green
XF-59 Desert yellow XF-64 Red brown XF-69 NATO black
XF-71 Cockpit green XF-84 Dark iron XF-85 Rubber black

★Useful tools in the construction of your model
Item 74087 Drill Bit (1.2mm)
Item 74112 Fine Pin Vise D-R (0.1-3.2mm)

★Make the details stand out!
Item 87131 Panel Line Accent Color (Black)
Item 87132 Panel Line Accent Color (Brown)
Item 87140 Panel Line Accent Color (Dark Brown)
Item 87199 Panel Line Accent Color (Dark Gray)

★Adding realistic weathering effects to your model
Tamiya Weathering Master & Stick

★Present your model as it deserves to be displayed
Item 73004 Display Case C

Information is current as of January 31, 2020. Specifications are subject to change without notice.