Friday, September 15

Preview: StuH 42 Ausf. G Mid Prod. Jul-Oct 1943 From Miniart

MiniArt have altered their StuG/H moulds to include a new 1/35th scale StuH 42 Ausf. G Mid Prod. Jul-Oct 1943 into their catalogue. This short-barrelled infantry support vehicle was much loved by the troops, would this one be just as adored by modellers? Let's see what we know about it so far...

StuH 42 Ausf. G Mid Prod. Jul-Oct 1943
From Miniart
Kit No #35385
Six decal options
1/35th scale
The Subject: The StuH 42 Ausf. G Mid Prod. Jul-Oct 1943
The StuH 42, SdKfz 142/2, or Sturmhaubitze 42 (StuH: Sturmhaubitze (assault howitzer) was a self-propelled gun that was used by Germany during World War II. Only about 1,300 StuH 42s were produced and were based on the StuG III F/8 and G models. The StuH 42 was first developed in 1942 when the need for an anti-infantry support vehicle was needed and the production of StuGs was in full force.

It only seemed logical to convert this already battle-tested and readily available chassis into a specialist vehicle and because of the fact that many features were carried over, development time was cut short just in time for the Battle of Kursk where around seventy StuHs fought. They continued in both the Western and Eastern Fronts until the end of the war. In the end, around 1,200 were produced.

The kit from MiniArt:
The StuH 42 Ausf. G Mid Prod. Jul-Oct 1943 From MiniArt is not a "full interior" kit, so we are sure that some will love and others will want that fuller experience - no doubt MiniArt will afford them both in time.

We have the sprue contents to show you, including the decals and photo-etch as well as the six marking choices to look at...
There is photo-etch included for the schürzen and several other parts of the kit that are thin enough to use them successfully.
The decal sheet to make the six different variants offered by MiniArt
The six marking choices in the box are as always interesting ones from MiniArt

That is all we know about this kit so far. See more about all of MiniArt's kits on their website...

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