Accessory, Eduard 35927, Schurzen Panther Ausf.G Late
December 31 2006 at 4:30 PM
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35927, Schurzen Panther Ausf.G Late. 1/35th-scale photo etched brass detail set for DML kit.
One item missing in the box of DML’s recent Panther Ausf.G “Smart Kit” was the Schürzen plates that protected the hull side walls from anti-tank rifle fire. DML later released these parts (along with some other useful items) as an upgrade for that kit. Now, Eduard has chimed in with a set of Schürzen plates and mounting rails.
This is a relatively simple set with only two frets and two pages of instructions. In addition there are not a very large number of parts; this should make this set “user friendly” to a modeler who has never worked with etched brass before (although a dedicated bending too is a must to handle the mounting rails).
The rails themselves are wisely-designed with integral hanging brackets; these need to be folded and the rails will need one long bend made on each of the four units. This will make for a fairly robust assembly. Note also that one rail section has the cut-out for the shovel head and there are also separate etched bolt heads for these segments. The Schürzen plates themselves come with separate holding brackets; pay attention to the order in which they are mounted, as correctly depicted in the instructions.
Not a bad addition, especially if the modeler does not have the DML upgrade.
Frank V. “Curley the Stooge” De Sisto
Eduard products are available at retail and mail order shops, or direct from the manufacturer at: www.eduard.cz.