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Stug III Ausf G
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Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 08:51 AM UTC
Salvatore Bertocci takes a look at the Stug III Ausf G May 1943 Production mit Schurzen from Dragon Models, and then builds it from the box.

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Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 10:10 AM UTC
The joy of building a Dragon kit never ends! A shame with the tracks, I personally hate the III/IV DS tracks. Two observations on where you had problems: the lower hull has tabs that should be removed, as is the case with other Pz III/IV kits, this might have been what was affecting the fit. The second with the gun: the lower rear wall has a cutout that is too deep for the upper rear. I noticed in my build review of the Dec 1944 version that aligning to the front of the cut out produced a slight bow in the rear superstructure wall and would bring the wall closer to the guard. I shimmed with 20 thou if memory serves. The gun is a tight fit, as it should be, dry fitting is the order of the day with all Stug fighting compartments. You could expand that to all kits, a lot of headaches have been avoided with a few minutes of pre-glue checking.

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Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 10:14 AM UTC
I do wish Dragon would offer a more complete interior for their Stugs. Perhaps Cyber Hobby will put out a White Box kit that addresses this? I remain optimistic.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 09:31 AM UTC
Nice review Sal! I've built a number of the Dragon Stug. III's and, like Thudius and Matt, after a couple of them you work out some of your own tweeks to make it go together easier. One question; should this particular Stug come with Zimm?
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Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 - 06:12 AM UTC

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Nice review Sal! I've built a number of the Dragon Stug. III's and, like Thudius and Matt, after a couple of them you work out some of your own tweeks to make it go together easier. One question; should this particular Stug come with Zimm?


Thanks Guy and I was wondering the same thing but I was able to find some photos og Ausf G's without the Zimm