Home > Reviews > Small Scale > Italeri 1/72 Sd.Kfz 250/3 (7034)

Sd.Kfz 250/3

Italeri 1/72 Scale

Reviewed by Glen Porter


Stock Number and Description Italeri No. 7034 Sd.Kfz 250/3
Scale: 1/72
Media and Contents: 76 sand coloured plastic parts on two sprues, 2 dark grey soft plastic “rubber band” tracks, decals for four vehicles plus a 4 page fold-out instruction sheet with history, parts plan, 6 build drawings and 2 pages of paint/decal diagrams.
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: The only 250/3 in plastic on the market in this scale, high parts count and excellent decals.
Disadvantages: “Rubber band” tracks with no inner detail, inaccurate road wheels, tiny seats and lack of interior detail.
Recommendation: Recommended


This kit, like the earlier ex-Esci 250 from Italeri, is a bit disappointing.

The first was also the first of the ex-Esci kits that Italeri rereleased that didn't have link & length tracks. Until then, I had assumed that Italeri were only doing those kits with them. I've since been told that the road wheels are not accurate but I don't know why and I wouldn't worry about that too much any-way. Of more concern is the miniature seats for the driver and commander and the lack of interior detail except for a rather nice radio set.


Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:

However, all is not lost. This model has a good parts count and detail is well moulded, including three nice figures and a delicate frame aerial. Let's face it, some modellers consider they haven't done the job right if they haven't scratch built some-thing. Even the tracks will be more usable than the old Esci ones simply because of the plastic used and last but not least, it's the only one on the market so there.

Decals, as is usual from Italeri, are very good and they include Rommel's personal 250 marked as Greif. The other three are two from Russia in dark Grey and one from Italy in dark Yellow, all with the appropriate markings.

If it wasn't for the “rubber band” tracks and lack of interior detail this kit would get a much higher rating but even so, it can still be built into a good replica.


Thanks to Italeri for the review sample.

Text by Glen Porter
Page Created 26 November, 2006
Page Last Updated 09 December, 2006