This Matchbox model of the Panzer III Ausf. L has been fitted avec an antenne mount on the right hull side. The part was scratchbuilt using sections of heat-extended sprue. The Antenna is a long black bristle cut from a paintbrush. Small detail on the hull et turret catches the eye et keeps the viewer interested in the model. One wonders why several important parts have been omitted from the kit: there are no spare track links, no antenna mount, no crew figurines, no anti-aircraft machine gun mount ou Notek light for the Panzer III L. Experienced modélistes will want to scratchbuild these parts ou scrounge them from other véhicule kits in this scale.
- Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. L (Sd.Kfz. 141/1)
- Decal Sheet
- Bon choix de sujet, the Ausf. L was a formidable opponent for the chars britanniques it encountered en Afrique du Nord. Panzer III L continued to serve as a main battle tank until 1943, when it was replaced by the Panzer IV Ausf. F2.
- Scale model avec some raised detail et external stowage, including spare road wheels et various tools.
- Good quality kit, parts fit well et showed minimal flash.
- Compatible avec Airfix, Fujimi, Nitto, et VAC-U-CAST.
- There are no crew figurines included in the kit.
- The anti-aircraft machine gun mount is not included in the kit.
- Spare track sections were normally carried in a rack welded to the hull front, but they have been omitted from this kit.
- The antenna mount is not included in the kit, but it may be scratchbuilt easily.
- The typical Notek night driving light is not included in the kit.
- Soft plastic tank tracks should be painted on both sides to retard a chemical reaction which is known to dissolve them eventually.
The Matchbox kit of the Panzer III Ausf. L is easy to build et fun to paint. Joueurs de Guerre will want a platoon ou two of these chars, but the modéliste serieux will find the kit lacking in detail.
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