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DML StuG IV Mid-Production
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Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 05:57 AM UTC
Todd Michalak peeks inside Dragon's new Sd.Kfz.167 StuG.IV Mid-Production.

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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2013 - 10:57 AM UTC
Does this include all the bits for an "early"? I can see the optional roof and idler.
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2013 - 01:17 PM UTC
Hello Kiimo!! I am confident this is essentially the 'Early' version with the added IV mid sprue, however I do not have the Early version to compare exactly. Here is the Russ Amott's [ RUSSAMOTTO ] review for the Early: http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=5764 They do match up almost the same but the "Late" version sprue. The roof section is slightly different.
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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 02:49 AM UTC

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Hello Kiimo!! I am confident this is essentially the 'Early' version with the added IV mid sprue, however I do not have the Early version to compare exactly. Here is the Russ Amott's [ RUSSAMOTTO ] review for the Early: http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=5764 They do match up almost the same but the "Late" version sprue. The roof section is slightly different.



Thanks, I'll have to have a closer look at the sprues. I got an early in the mail, I just like the look of the early style shield over the remote mg and the other early features for some reason. Plus it seems the mid is actually cheaper, at least on evil bay.
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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 04:16 AM UTC
Sprue P in the mid, which is one of the different ones form the two kits has the shields on it: http://www.armorama.com/photos/review/8757/42.jpg I could see in the other review as to which parts were the shields.
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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 10:11 AM UTC

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Sprue P in the mid, which is one of the different ones form the two kits has the shields on it: http://www.armorama.com/photos/review/8757/42.jpg I could see in the other review as to which parts were the shields.



Just had a closer look at he review pics, the early shield and exhaust are there. I guess the mid and early use the same rear hull plates.