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Late Return Rollers for Tamiya Stug III Ausf.G

MR Models, 1/48 scale

 

 

Catalogue Number and Description: MR Modellbau item no. 4835 - Late Return Rollers for Tamiya Stug III Ausf.G (three different styles)
Contents and Media: 36 parts in grey-green resin
Scale: 1/48
Price: 9,50 available online from MR Modellbau website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Useful conversion for late Stug IIIGs; three different styles supplied; simple cleanup and installation; wheels details on both sides; high quality casting.
Disadvantages: Some pin holes and air bubbles in visible positions.
Recommendation: Recommended



 

FirstLook

Tamiya's 1/48 scale late Sturmgeschutz III Ausf.G supplied the early to mid style rubber rimmed return rollers. Later production Stug IIIGs were actually fitted with one of three styles of all-steel return rollers.

MR Models has now released a conversion set supplying one full set of each of these three styles of return rollers.

 

 

The set comprises 36 parts in pale grey-green resin. Six sets of six different parts are supplied. The inner and outer halves of the rollers are cast in one piece each

Casting quality is generally good but around half the wheels have visible pin holes or air bubbles. These will need to be filled prior to assembly.

No instructions are provided, but this should not present a problem as the rollers are simple drop-fir replacements for the kit parts.

The wheels are cast onto narrow casting blocks. Some care will be required to avoid damaging the narrow rim at the point where it connects to the casting strip.

MR Modellbau's Stug IIIG Late Style Return Rollers will be heartily welcomed by 1/48 scale modellers of Axis subjects.

Recommended.

Thanks to Frank Berger and MR Modellbau for the samples

Text and Images by Brett Green
Page Created 14 July, 2007
Page Last Updated 14 July, 2007