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Takom- StuG III Storage and Equipment Set

Catalog Number: 8018 Manufacturer: TAKOM
Published: Saturday, April 27, 2024 Retail Price: ~$15
Scale: 1:35 Reviewed By: Michael Reeves

Takom- StuG III Storage and Equipment Set

There is a plethora of available kits for the StuG III in nearly all shapes and sizes. Regardless of which 1/35 scale kit may be present in your stash, this latest addition to Takom's inventory can help to dress it up for your static model or diorama. While there are plenty of excellent options as such- like Value Gear, Black Dog, and plentiful 3D printed examples, this option in styrene is just another choice to consider.

Included in the kit box is a two-sided instruction sheet for assembly and placement of the items on your StuG.

The included plastic is on four grey styrene trees (two are duplicates) and there is a length of copper wire and a small PE fret. Sprue H contains a log, assorted sacks- some obviously for potatoes, a bedroll, satchel, and a tarp and tarp covered barrel.

Sprue J contains parts for crates and a rear stowage rack frame for the back of the StuG.

Sprue K (x2) has parts for two fuel barrels, assorted fuel and oil cans, more crates, buckets, milk or food cans, helmets, and jerry cans.

Tow cable and bucket handles


This smaller Blitz kit provides all you need to equip one or more German assault guns with stowage and other equipment. The wood grain detail on the crates is subtle but should pop when brought out with some washes. While making ones own tarps is a simple task, the included ones are crafted nicely with nice looking folds and the larger tarp is molded to appear draped over the mantlet of your StuG. The only thing lacking would be some decal markings for the jerry cans and crates- but being as how this is a Blitz kit, their absence is understandable.

Highly Recommended for anyone looking to trick out their StuGs.

Thanks goes out to Takom for this review kit.

Reviewed by Michael Reeves


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