Miniart 1/72 StuG III Ausf.G Feb 1943 Alkett (72101)

This time we are going to take a look at Miniart 1/72 StuG III Ausf.G Feb 1943 Alkett (72101). New set comes in unusual scale for this brand. Moreover, it offers a chance to build quite famous vehicle with several markings inside. As you might remember, Miniart released StuG in 1/35 scale, but now we get its smaller brother. One can guess that it will be reduced version, so it is quite interesting to see what is included out of the box. Overall packaging is typical for this brand, and all frames come sealed in the plastic bag. Let's open it and check parts together.
By the way, here you can read review with bigger version from the same brand.
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Watch this video where I show all parts even closer.

First frame is one of the biggest here. Miniart placed superstructure panels and various minor items. Note that muzzle brakes are molded as single-piece elements.

Here you can take a closer look at the main barrel and muzzle brakes. Note that some sections are divided into two halves.

Hull panels feature separately molded hatches. This might be handy for some diorama ideas.

Next sprue might scare some modelers who are not that good with small parts. Amount of tiny elements is crazy, so be ready to work with tweezers.

Towing cables will have to be assembled with your metal wire. Miniart lists precise length for each of them.

Note that metal wire will be used for some other elements too, so be ready to work with CA glue as well. :)

Next two sprues carry interesting set of parts. On the top one you will find hull panels, while lower one is dedicated to drivetrain.

Suspension arms are premolded into side panels. This should speed up the assembly and provide you with the right fitment of parts.

Roadwheels look great out of the box, but you will have to spend some time painting rubber sections. Note also drive sprockets attachment - points are placed right between the teeth.

In such small scale we are going to get separate track links. Plastic parts should look better and it will be easier to assemble them.

Last two frames carry side shelves and rear cover. Note that shelves are detailed from both sides and have some tools premolded.

Clear frame comes as nice surprise, which will come handy for a bit more convincing appearance. Decals sheet is printed in Cartograf, so quality should look good.

Unpainted PE fret will come handy for some minor features. There are also some parts which will be needed for the marking option from the boxart. You can check all markings on the photo below.

Assembly manual is typical for this brand. I show all pages in the video-review.

New tiny StuG should be already available for purchase. In my opinion it is great to see Miniart going into this area of the market. Not all modelers have time and space for big scale, but they still want to build something nicely detailed. Well, now we have a good chance for that. Moreover, standard package looks quite nice, so you just need to combine everything together. I have only two questions now - whether there will be a version with interior and also whether we will see figurines in the same scale. Well, let's wait and see. :)
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  • Nice molding quality
  • Clever parts division
  • PE included
  • Great decals


  • Might be tricky for modelers with bad eyesight

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