Friday, April 26

Preview: MiniArt's new StuH 42 Ausf. G Early Prod. A short-barrelled StuH...

MiniArt has continued their 1/72nd scale range with the new StuH 42 Ausf. G Early Prod. A short-barrelled StuH, this will attract plenty of modellers after the high quality in a smaller kit. We look at the art & CADs in our preview...

 Preview: MiniArt's new StuH 42 Ausf. G Early Prod. A short-barrelled StuH...

StuH 42 Ausf. G Early Prod. 
From MiniArt
Kit No #72114
1//72nd scale
The kit contains four marking choices in the box.
Photo-etch & clear parts are included
The Subject: The StuH 42 Ausf. G Early Prod. May-June 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.

One of the marking choices from the boxing, this StuH 42 is seen with large holes in the sides of the shurtzen.
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.
Another of the StuH's in this kit boxing, the muzzle brake is attached here, with a cover over it to keep dirt and dust out of the gun. The cupola with writing "Elch" (Moose) and a camouflage that looks like it was applied with a broom or very thick brush.

The kit from Miniart:
The third in the new StuG III series from MiniArt. We are not sure of the few details, but there are at four marking choices in the box. the kit is without interior parts, so this is an easy construction.

This kit also includes tow cables, tools and equipment for the exterior of the tank, hatches that can be posed opened or closed, clear parts are provided for the periscopes & individual track links are included

Here is a look at the Cads for you to take in some of that detail at such a small scale

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