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10.5cm StuH 42
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 02:06 PM UTC
Dragon continues to make ''smart'' use of their extensive inventory of sprues and has now kitted out the 10.5cm StuH 42 Ausf E/F on the venerable Pz. III chassis. Rick Cooper builds it up to see what all the fuss is about.

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americanpanzer
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 08:42 PM UTC
looks cool! great job! the thing is someone from Dragon has to be seeing these reviews; I would think after a while they would step up their game on details, fit, instructions, etc. so that kits like this are a little more user-friendly; Dragon has some cool subjects but I think some modelers (myself included) are put off by the problems mentioned in the review; hard work has its rewards but we're also trying to have fun and enjoy our hobby
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 09:05 PM UTC
Great review thanks.

Being a StuG/StuH fanatic I had to buy this kit.

I got it for less than half-price so can live with its quirks. :-)

Cheers,

Christophe
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 08:44 AM UTC
I'm getting a little tired of EVERYTHING Dragon re-releasing as "New And Improved!", implying that what we bought earlier and crafted into great kits were only marginal at best. I built this kit as a cobble-together YEARS ago using Dragon, Tamiya and anything else that took my fancy to create what was (then) something unique. We've all done this, and I am tired (I did mention that earlier, didn't I?) of this never-ending carousel of rehashes and tweaks. Gimme new or gimme clear improvements. Now back to the bench as I kit-bash something that Dragon will, no doubt, release fourteen versions of soon enough...
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Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 12:02 PM UTC

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Dragon continues to make ''smart'' use of their extensive inventory of sprues and has now kitted out the 10.5cm StuH 42 Ausf E/F on the venerable Pz. III chassis. Rick Cooper builds it up to see what all the fuss is about.

Link to Item

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!



Hi, All!!!

AGREE with everything that Frank just said in his post...

"DS" Tracks are CERTAINLY NOT an improvement... One can get away with them on US-built AFVs, but on WWII German stuff? UH-UH...

IMO, I wish DRAGON would just bring back their "Magic Tracks", OR go on an all-out "improvement campaign", and just REPLACE all of those "DS" Tracks with their new "link-and-length" "Neo Tracks"... Not gonna happen...

Otherwise, this "new" but NOT improved StuH.42, despite DRAGON's typically confusing/misleading instructions, looks like a nice kit...