Monday, May 8

Preview: MiniArt's 35th scale StuG III Ausf. G Dec 1944 - Mar 1945 MIAG Prod. Interior Kit.

MinArt's coverage of the StuG III family continues, with this, their latest full interior kit of the StuG III Ausf.G Dec 1944 - Mar 1945 MIAG Production vehicle in 1/35th scale. We have the kit images, colours & three of the five actual tanks selected in our preview...

Preview: MiniArt's 35th scale StuG III Ausf.G Dec 1944 - Mar 1945 MIAG Prod. Interior Kit.

StuG III Ausf.G Dec 1944 - Mar 1945 MIAG Prod. Interior Kit.
From MiniArt
Kit No #35357
1/35th scale
The kit contains five marking choices in the box.
Photo-etch & clear parts are included
Three of the tanks that were chosen for depiction in this kit.
It is always great to see the real things that inspire the kits. we have three of these tanks chosen in the box from StuG III's in the late MIAG period of production...

From the 80th Division Veterans Association archives, a soldier of the 80th Division inspecting an immobile (unidentified) StuG III Ausf.G MIAG production tank "13" in its final resting place in Luxembourg in either late 1944/1945.
At a wrecked railway yard, this late (Unidentified) MIAG StuG III Ausf.G sits tossed aside some time in late 1944...
This StuG III Ausf.G from the 1944 MIAG production run no "201" is seen abandoned in Hungary in early spring 1945.

The kit: StuG III Ausf. G Dec 1944 - Mar 1945 Miag Prod. Interior Kit. from MiniArt.
This kit is a continuation of the StuG Ausf.G kit from MiniArt, with five selections of the MIAG production run (From Dec 1944-March 1945). 

MiniArt has provided CAD drawings of the kit so we can see how the kit looks, also the colour choices and decals - five versions of the Sturmgeschütz are available inside the box.
All of the hatches can be modelled in open or closed positions, and the weld seams on this kit are accurately depicted for this version.
This kit features an interior, so a detailed build is predicted, which suits some modellers. Here is a rough progression of the build process...
The photo-etch sheets in this boxing replicate the thinner parts of the tank. These can be placed on as singles or as the full run, choose your subject and replicate it from there...

The photo-etch is also shown here. The sideskirts are a sheet on their own...
A nameplate is included in this set

Decals / markings for five options
A decal sheet for the five marking options is included in the kit. Stencils, instrument dials and ammo decals are included for the interior kits from MiniArt.
The colour choices / patterns to choose from in this boxing.
This kit is due for release in a month's time
See more about all of MiniArt's kits on their website...

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