IPMS Number
47420

Reviews By Author

Box Top

Das Werk Gepanzerter Munitionsschlepper VK3.02

Published: May 28, 2021
Company: Das Werk Scale Models

This munition hauling vehicle kit comes is a small, 7 inches by 11 inches, sturdy box. There are three tan color sprues individually wrapped in plastic, a separate hull and a small bag with four track lengths. I am not sure why this bag is in the kit, because the tracks are all on a sprue. I did not need to use them. The small decal sheet has 11 decals on it. The instruction booklet is small… more

Box Art

Pz.sfl.Ia – 5cm Pak auf VK3.02

Published: May 24, 2021
Company: Das Werk Scale Models

This 5cm anti-tank gun vehicle kit comes is a small, 7 inches by 11 inches, sturdy box. There are four tan color sprues individually wrapped in plastic and a separate hull. The small decal sheet has 14 decals on it.  The instruction booklet is small too, 9 inches by 7 inches. It has an antique paper look with 14 steps on 12 pages. The front shows Das Werks and Amazing Hobbies logos, so that… more

Product Picture

Jagdpanzer IV, German Army and Waffen-SS Tank Destroyer

Published: February 24, 2021
Book Author(s): Dennis Oliver
Company: Pen & Sword

This 64-page book is number 26 in Pen and Sword’s Tank Craft series. It is printed in the larger A4 size on high gloss, thicker paper. The topic of this book is the Jagdpanzer IV Tank Destroyer as used on the Western Front in 1944 and 1945. It starts by talking about the developmental history of this tank destroyer, then about the many kinds of units that used this vehicle. There are ten pages… more

Product Picture

Panther Tanks, German Army Panzer Brigades 1944 to 1945

Published: February 24, 2021
Book Author(s): Dennis Oliver
Company: Pen & Sword

This 64-page book is number 24 in Pen and Sword’s Tank Craft series. It is printed in the larger A4 size on high gloss, thicker paper. The topic of this book is not the Panther tank, but the German Army (Heer) Panzer Brigades that used this tank in 1944 and 1945. There are three generations of Panzer Brigades and each is discussed in detail. There are nice organizational charts for each… more

Product Picture

German Medium Tank Panzerkampfwagen III from Ausf. H to Ausf. N

Published: February 23, 2021
Book Author(s): Michal Kuchciak
Company: Kagero Publishing

This is book number 1 in Kagero Publishing’s “In Combat” series. This book is the larger A4 or European size with high gloss paper and is 80 pages long that has 12 chapters. The pages are laid out with English on the left side of the page and Polish on the right. The first chapter is about the development of the base Panzer III, then it jumps to Ausf. (model/version) H. Each chapter deals with… more

Product Picture

T-34 mod. 1940 Idler Wheel with Rubber Bandage

Published: February 22, 2021
Company: OKB Grigorov

The company OKB-Grigorov from Bulgaria has released idlers wheels for early T-34 tank models. These replacement idlers have the rubber bandage (solid tires) pressed onto the outside rim. Later models were only all metal.

There are six two-piece resin wheels included in the bag. The front and back of each idler are molded on one resin plug. The resin is dark gray and feels more like… more

Product Picture

T-64 Early Idler Wheels

Published: February 22, 2021
Company: OKB Grigorov

The company OKB-Grigorov from Bulgaria has released early idlers wheels for early T-64 tank models.

There are six two-piece resin wheels included in the bag. The front and back of each idler are molded on one resin plug. The resin is dark gray and feels more like plastic. It is easy to cut the wheels off the plugs because of the thin attachment points and sands up great with little… more

Product Picture

10.5cm leFH-18/4 auf Geschutzwagen Lr.s.[f][Becker]

Published: February 22, 2021
Company: Panda Hobby

The 10.5 cm LeFH - 18/4 auf Geschutzwagen Lr.S.(f) was a German Army (Heer) self-propelled artillery piece from 1944. The German used captured French Lorraine 37L tractors to mount their 10.5cm howitzer on. Alkett made 24 and Becker made 12. All were lost in combat between D-Day, June 6, and the end of August 1944. This model is of the Becker produced conversion.

The kit contains four… more

Cover

The Second World War Illustrated, The Second Year

Published: February 18, 2021
Book Author(s): Jack Holroyd
Company: Pen & Sword

The second year of World War II was one of almost unrelieved disaster on the Allied side. The German side was doing very well, except their Italian partners. This 280-page illustrated book tells the story of the war from September 1940 to September 1941. This is the second volume in what I assume with be six book series. Here is the table of contents:

  • Chapter One: Mussolini… more

Box Art

Panzer III Aust. J "North Africa"

Published: November 13, 2020
Company: Academy Models

The Panzer III was a medium tank developed in the 1930s by Germany and used extensively in World War II. It was intended to fight other armored fighting vehicles. However, as the Germans faced the T-34, more powerful anti-tank guns were needed. Therefore, the Panzer III effectively swapped roles with the Panzer IV and was used primarily for infantry support.

The kit can be built with… more