Modelling the Sturmgeschutz III
Reviewed by John Prigent
|Publisher and Title||Osprey Modelling 22, Modelling the Sturmgeschuetz III, by Gary Edmundson|
|Media and Contents:||82 pages|
|Price:||US Price: $18.95, UK Price: £12.99, available online from Osprey Publishing|
|Review Type:||First Read|
|Advantages:||Interesting selection of modelling projects, subjects and colours; good photography;|
After the usual brief introduction and chapter on tools and materials this book covers four builds at 1/35 scale:
a Stug III B at Intermediate level, combining DML’s III B with parts from Tamiya’s Panzer III L, two Aber etched sets, Modelkasten tracks, Friuli early sprockets and an Armoury by Gauntlet gun mantlet, plus some easy scratchbuilding;
a IIID at Advanced level, using the DML III F kit with the same Tamiya parts sprue and Armoury by Gauntlet mantlet, Lion Roar etch, Friuli tracks and a Jaguar resin interior and scratchbuilt detail including the extra external air cleaners used by Sonderverband z.b.V288 in North Africa;
a III G from December 1942, the very early version, at Master level from Tamiya’s III G with parts from their Panzer III L, CMK interior and engine sets, Aber etch, Modelkasten tracks and details, and an Eduard metal gun barrel; and
a late III G from May 1944 production, again from the Tamiya III G kit but this time using Chesapeake Model Designs’ Stug III (late) conversion set, the Atak zimmerit detail set, Aber etch Modelkasten tracks, details, and sprockets and an Elefant gun barrel.
A Gallery shows five other models, and there are useful guides to museums holding Stugs, reference material, and available kits and accessories as well as the usual page of colour swatches. Stug modellers will find all of this very useful.
Thanks to Osprey Publishing for the review sample