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Sd Kfz 233 Stummel


Roden 1/72

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Kit No. 706
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: Approx. 100 parts in black and grey styrene
Price: USD$6.46  from Squadron.com
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Good detail, well moulded parts; pocket-money price
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


Reviewed by Andrew Judson

Roden's 1/72 scale Sd Kfz 233 is available online from Squadron.com




Although 1/72 is not my usual choice of scale, I could not resist this one when it was offered for review as the Stummel is one of my favourite wheeled vehicles.

Inside the box are four sprues of well-moulded styrene, a set of decals and good quality instructions.



For a kit of its size I was very surprised with the level of detail. The underside is nicely done with all the suspension and drive train visible. This area offers plenty of potential for super detailing freaks. The interior is also very well done with seating, breech detail and machine gun. The exterior detail si good too, but the grab handles are a little on the heavy side and would benefit from replacement (using fine wire or similar).



Another plus is the decal sheet, which offers five options. The decals appear to be of high quality on the sheet.

In summary, this is a top little kit that should turn out a great looking Stummel withcareful assembly and painting.

Highly Recommended

Thanks to Squadron.com for the review sample.

Review and Images Copyright 2004 by Andrew Judson
Page Created 13 July, 2004
Last updated 15 July, 2004

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