StuG III Ausf.G
|Kit # 72004||Review by Rob Haelterman - heman_148(at)hotmail(dot)com|
set is meant for the Revell kit (03132), and is more an
upgrade kit than a conversion kit, as the Revell kit is
already a late version (December 1944, apart from some
Semi-sturdy side opening cardboard box
2. Type of kit
Multi-piece resin update kit with decals, which are most appreciated!
3. Quality of casting
4. Parts and accuracy
5. Instruction sheet
Multiple pictures showing the location of the parts, taken from their very similar StuH kit. Apparently, the sprue lay-out is different between the pictures and the kit, making identification a bit harder. No parts numbers are provided.
Surprisingly for this
type of kit you get decals for two marking options.
7. Conclusion :
I can only applaud for the quality of the pieces in this set. The inclusion of decals is very nice.
However, comparison between the parts in this set and the Revell kit only shows how good the latter actually is, and while there will be an improvement, it will go largely unnoticed for those without AMS.
I could have lived with a set that only included the return rollers, and possibly the gun mantlet; still without using PE, this is probably the best late StuG you will ever build in this scale (or at least, perhaps, until Dragon releases one).
Replacement drive sprockets, with the bolts and no hubcap would have been nice too, as this was also a typical late ware feature.