StuG 3 Ausf F/8
|Kit #: # 72417||
Review by Robert
This kit is a conversion for the Revell Pz 3 Ausf L kit and represents an early StuG 3 Ausf F/8 with welded add-on armour, Pz 3 Ausf M transmission hatches and a gun barrel with a rare muzzle brake, as used on the Pz4 Ausf F2.
The kit consists of a new upper hull and 8 other parts.
The casting of my kit is very nice except the upper front plate. There are small casting imperfections which are difficult to clean because the hatches there are very thin, like casting skin.
If you want to cut out the hatches from the cast and use the Revell parts, you'll have to cut away the hinges from them. The Pz3 Ausf M hull had only locked covers without hinges.
The roof is a couple of mm thick, so opening the crew hatches there is a difficult task.
There are no decals, no manual or pictures of the vehicle included. However, it's quite clear where most of the parts should go. So, this kit would be a straightforward conversion.
conversion is a nice starting point for this project, and can be done
by beginners if the casting is fine. But it is a missed opportunity
to provide a perfect conversion, which would not have taken up much