The last tank of the Entwicklung series, the E-100 is a fearsome opponent on the battlefield. While it is not a Maus by any stretch of the imagination, this tank holds its own, with its massive armor comparable but not identical to that of the Maus. While boasting excellent thickness on all sides, it is significantly more vulnerable to incoming fire due to several large weak spots. First and foremost, the lower glacis plate is enormous and wide, making angling this tank an absolute must. However, even when angled properly, the lower plate is still susceptible to penetration and will succumb to a surprising amount of unblocked damage. Despite this, the E-100 enjoys a much better angled side armor with spaced skirts which can deflect shots with far greater efficiency than the flat side armor of the Maus. The turret on the E-100 is very tall and only slightly angled making it an easy target. Though it sports very thick frontal armor, the inadequate sloping will permit several well placed shots to punch through. In addition, the significantly large turret ring and the top bar are also prevalent weak points. The E-100 marks the end of its German heavy line.
With all the construction I did the other day, today was all about finishing construction. And that started off with the hull. The upper hull and lower hull were attached, and the backplate put into place.
Unfortunately, as always, I screwed up which will cause a delay. And some heavy cussing.
The main gun breach was glued into the turret, the mantle was added, and then the barrel itself was attached. I bit of liquid sprue was used on that join, and that's just about it.
And then we can put the turret onto the hull...
Next issue: the reviews I saw about the rubber band tracks didn't exaggerate. No glue will hold this thing together....