40 Ausf. G photo-etched brass for the Revell kit in 1/72 scale
by Frank De Sisto
Eduard kit number 22052, StuG 40 Ausf. G photo-etched brass for the Revell
kit in 1/72 scale. Contains two frets and four pages of instructions.
Price: $22.95 USD.
With the current trend towards many new releases in the smaller scales,
I thought I’d see what Eduard has to offer the Braille Scale modeler.
This set consists of two frets and four pages of instructions. The modeler
is directed to begin by removing all molded on tools and fender non-skid
texture from the host kit, after which new fender tread plates and all
new etch tools are to be added. There are also front and rear mud flaps
to be added, which will go a long way towards giving the fenders a proper
scale appearance. Brackets are also provided for smoke grenade launch
tubes, tow cables, jack and jack block, fire extinguisher, spare track
hangers, the front and rear Notek lamp and the gun crutch.
As one would expect, there are screens provided for the engine air intakes
and exhaust area, as well as the baffles and deflector plates for the
areas around the exhaust pipes. The casemate receives a shield for the
remote-controlled MG34 as well as belted ammunition for the MG.
The second fret includes brackets and small fittings to mount the included
Scheurtzen plates. The two main brackets on either side of the casemate
are a single piece each that gets folded and then placed. This allows
for correct spacing and should make it easier to properly align the plates
when it comes time to hang them. The same can be said for the small brackets
that are attached to the left and right fenders.
Good thinking Eduard!
Eduard products are available at retail and mail order shops and directly
from the manufacturer at: www.eduard.cz.
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