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IBG: Bergepanzer III
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 06:33 AM UTC


A full build review of IBG’s Bergepanzer III by Matthew Lenton.

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Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2018 - 02:51 AM UTC
An excellent and very informative review of an often overlooked subject in 1/72 scale. Surprisingly I have always considered that IBG was almost renowned for lots of parts and in certain ways "over-engineering" a kit so this "quick-build" is quite a shock. The way the road wheels, sprockets and general suspension wheels are moulded along with the spare wheels on the engine deck were most shocking. Detail moulding on the body and fenders seems conspicuously absent. Other manufacturers have handled similar circumstances with their suspensions far more elegantly. As you state in your review, Matthew, this kit my be fine for wargamers but definitely has no place with a serious modeller as the effort required to make it presentable would be immense.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2018 - 06:34 AM UTC
Thank you for the feedback Jan. Perhaps one of the most interesting things about this kit is that it makes very clear how wonderful a subject this is for scratch building / conversion, using a "proper" Pzkpfw III kit as a base.