Zusatzpanzerung StuG III
|Kit # MT72075||Preview by Rob Haelterman|
is a simple set that allows a modeler to modify a Revell StuG III
(aka StuG 40) to a configuration seen at the end of the war, i.e.
with extra concrete armor over the front superstructure and wooden
logs on the side. What the name of the set doesn't tell you is that
you also get a number of boxes to fit to the engine deck. As there
is no instruction manual and only a picture of a StuG (seen from the
front) on the packaging, the modeler is left to figure this out for
the Germans fitted a number of their StuGs with concrete armor, the
logs are a bit more rare.
An interesting feature of this set is also that it has the driver's visor integrally cast with the concrete. This means that the original Revell visor will be left over, which might be useful on a Dragon StuG, as these kits have the visor only in the closed position, while that of the Revell kit is open.
The set is finely cast, but very thin in places and a test fit showed that it fit the Revell kit reasonably well, but without much trouble it will also go on a Dragon or Trumpeter StuG. Then again, making the concrete armor from scratch is not an insurmountable task for most modelers, I guess.
Review sample kindly purchased by author.