|KIT:||Roden 1/72 SdKfz 234/3|
|PRICE:||$6.98 ($6.46 at Squadron)|
|REVIEWER:||Scott Van Aken|
Thanks to www.rodenplant.com for the historical background.
As this is just a variation on earlier kits, there is very little that is actually different. As you look at the sprues, the one on the far right is the one that carried the additional cannon that makes the '/3' variant. Parts are well molded and though there are some small defects in terms of sink areas and a few ejector pin marks they are, for the most part, easily removed or filled. I should mention that I pinched the image from the Roden web site and the wheel/suspension bits are actually in black plastic.
Instructions are very good with well-drawn construction steps. Those parts not used are shown in the parts diagram. Color information is provided in both generic and Humbrol references. There is a full color painting guide on the back of the box as well. Since this vehicle didn't see that much action due to the few that were actually built, you only get what I consider rather generic markings for it. The lone example is in overall panzer yellow. The sheet itself is well printed and appears to be the 'new' decals, so that being the case, they should work very well indeed.
Yet another fine small scale armor kit from the Roden folks. From my count this leaves only one more variant of the 234 to be done so we can expect to see that one in the near future. Thanks to the reasonable price of these kits, you really should look into picking one up.
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