|REVIEWER:||Scott Van Aken|
The s.IG.33 has been featured in a number of dragon kits so it shouldn't be new to most MM readers. Those other kits have had it as part of an SPG, but this time, it is offered by itself. In addition to all that we have come to expect with this gun, like aluminum barrel and DS wicker ammo cases and brace mats, the kit also includes a bunch of figures with additional rounds to have scattered about the display. For a full rundown of features, I'll let the Dragon PR release take care of those.
- Gun recoils like the real one
- Detailed hydraulic system for gun elevation system
- Functional Richtbalken included to position the gun
- Newly tooled muzzle-loaded Stielgranate 42 "stick bomb" included as bonus
- Axle reproduced in great detail
- Aluminum gun barrel designed for s.IG.33
- Rifling inside gun barrel realistically rendered
- Scale-thickness gun shield rendered with delicate detail on both sides
- Two-directional slide-molded road wheels
- Detailed breech with two options
- Recoil system rendered with realistic bolt detail
- Spades are slide molded
- Realistic elevation mechanism allows gun to elevate
- Reproduced muzzle cover w/photo-etched belt
- Gun carriage molded with authentic detail
- Complex brake and axle assembly finely reproduced
- Periscope can be assembled in different styles
- Periscope made from clear plastic
- Tailights are newly tooled
- Bonus ammunition
- Protective wicker cases for rounds wicker ground mats included
- OVM specific to s.IG.33 are included
- German Gun Crew included
There is a small decal sheet with gun numbers and stencils on it. As about half the kit is figures (and there are six of them) with optional arms and equipment, those who just want to build the gun should have it done in short order. Oh yes, basically this was overall panzer grey or panzer yellow, though I'm sure some units did more interesting camo schemes.
A very nice kit and one that I know 'Queen of Battle' fans will have to have in their collection.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIG_33 April 2010
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