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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 02:01 PM UTC
Dragonís newest 1/35 scale StuG.III Smart Kit depicts an Ausf.G variant with a layer of poured concrete armour.
One interesting field modification of the tank destroyer StuG.III Ausf.G, in an effort to improve protection levels against enemy anti-tank guns, was to add a layer of concrete over the front of the casemate.

While this practice may have brought psychological comfort to German crewmen, its ballistic protection qualities were questionable. Dragonís newest Smart Kit depicts this variant with concrete armor. As such, the two halves of the casemate front are completely new to mimic this applique concrete, the rounded elements made as convenient separate pieces.

This concrete armor gives the vehicle a novel appearance that really makes it stand out from other StuG.IIIs. There are other new parts as well, such as tie-down hoops on the front hull made from photo-etched metal. Another special aspect to this kit is the incorporation of Zimmerit. This is a ďconcreteĒ example of yet another fine 1/35 StuG.III kit from Dragon!
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"I find this funny and sad at the same time...."No,not the concrete Stug but all the comments like this!... once artists make their own paints with oils and pigments and you would go to throw money and buy the colors already made!?!? ...nonsense...
FEB 17, 2017 - 04:55 PM
It may be easy to do it yourself but I suppose some people may value time more than money. It really depends on your personal situation...
FEB 17, 2017 - 05:23 PM
What's next, pre-built and painted models? Wait, what?? They already have them?
FEB 18, 2017 - 03:37 AM
Nothing, but doing it yourself doesn't make Dragon money. You do understand that Dragon only does things in order to make themselves money, right? Good for you, but what relevance does that have to Dragon's kit announcement? KL
FEB 18, 2017 - 04:17 AM
It's the same situation with cooking: hamburgers (what happened to mincing meat and making your own), pre-popped popcorn (come on),pre-fried onion scraps and rings, slicing your own french fries anyone ?? Nah, the western civilisation is going downhill, that's for sure ! In the good old days we had to make our own sandpaper. Collect fine sand from the roads in the spring and then try to glue an even layer to some sturdy paper. Those were the days ... Modelers today are lazy. They should all be forced to start with a clean sheet of styrene and a good drawing and then cut and shape their own models! / Robin
FEB 18, 2017 - 04:19 AM
Please.... Robin you just scared the living goops out of me with that type of response ..... But I'am hungry as hell for some reason???
FEB 18, 2017 - 05:10 AM
Doesn't Tamiya have a Finnish Stug with concrete,although it has a different gun mantlet.
FEB 18, 2017 - 08:41 AM
Oh God, another StuG/Tiger/Sherman/T-55... Next thing ppl will complain about is paper panzers... Oh, wait... Just kidding! Bring it on! Gaz
FEB 18, 2017 - 09:28 AM
My point was that this doesn't represent a "new" kit, just a remarketed kit with a new sprue sheet for the extras (like that a-m-a-z-i-n-g rear rack). Next they'll upgrade the onboard tools and proclaim it "new"! Wait! They already did that one...And what do you mean that you don't make your own sand paper! For Shame! (snicker)
FEB 18, 2017 - 03:54 PM
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