Panzer III Ausf. G

Kit # ??? Preview by Henk Timmerman
Edited by
Rob Haelterman

Preliminary remark:
Kitnumber so far not know; the kit will soon be released.

Classification: Quick build kit - 2 kits in a box.

The kit comes in a cardboard box (folded type).

The kit contains:
- A plastic bag with 2 identical sprues, with a size of 17 by 18 cm; every sprue contains 25 parts for the vehicle.
- Instruction manual (a manual was not included in my preview sample).
- Decals (decals were not included in my preview example).

The examples I have received did not have sinkholes or flash. Ejector marks were on the inside of the parts (where they will be invisible after construction).
There is no misalignment on the parts.
Only the commander’s hatch can be mounted open or closed. All other hatches are closed.
Tools are molded on both fenders. The air-intakes are molded on the engine deck.
The track and wheel unit of this kit has the same problem as the A13 and A15. The track- and wheel units are cast as one part. The original Panzer III has an inner- and outer wheel. The model has one thick wheel and massive return rollers without any spacing for both wheels. I will advise S-Model to make the wheel and track unit with a separate inner and outer wheel in the future. That will look much better and will bring the model on a higher level.

Casting quality is high class; all parts are very sharp and highly detailed for a “Quick Build” kit.

Hull width: 40,5 mm.
Hull length: 71 mm (not counting the fenders)
Compare with the Italeri / Esci Pz. III.
Hull width: 36,5 mm
Hull length: 78 mm (not counting the fenders)

Compared with the Revell Panzer III:
Hull width: 41 mm
Hull length: 72 mm (not counting the fenders)

Compared with the Trumpeter Stug. III.Ausf. F:
Hull width: 41 mm
Hull length: 72 mm (not counting the fenders)

Instruction Manual:
An official instruction manual was not included in my preview example. – (see pictures)


For a “Quick Build” kit this model is high class and casted to a high standard.
It is to be recommended kit for many modelers. My compliments to S-Model.

My thanks to S-Model for the preview sample of this kit.

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Article Last Updated: 07 September 2012