The set has two smaller sized etched fret with that containing the cases is a bit thicker to better portray the actual cartridge cases and the quality of the etching is again excellent with fine embossing and the usual engraved bending lines to aid in the process.
Each of the cartridge cases is made up of six individual panels that fit together with the aid of small notches to again represent the actual cartridge cases with thinner etched brackets for the corner securing brackets as well as additional parts for the latches and non-working hinges.
The assembled cartridge cases look very much the part due to the thicker brass used for the case panels and you are also provided with a small decal sheet with a range of stenciling to add to the cases to add to the appearance.
Also included are eight charge cases made up of flat strips that have to be bent to form the circular case with a separate lower base and top cover plate. Bending the containers will be best served by annealing the strips first but will still require a bit of work to eliminate the join seam and soldering this will be best to allow it to be filed smooth.
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Assembly of the round cartridge cases will require a bit more effort particularly in eliminating the join seam and including these are sections of brass rod as would provide a simpler option for the modeller.
- Set #L35025 WWII German Sd.Kfz.138/1 Ausf.M 15cm sIG.33/2 “Grille”
- Set #L35A027 15cm Shell Projectile Containers for WW II German Sd.Kfz.138/1 Ausf.M “Grille”
- Set #L35A028 15cm Shell Cartridge Storage Bins for WW II German Sd.Kfz.138/1 Ausf.M “Grille”
- Set #L35A029 WW II German Cartridge Cases for 15cm sIG.33 (this set)
See the Pz.38(t) subjects page for additional reviews of 38(t) kits and accessories.
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Wydawnictwo Militaria #175
#97 - 6/2002
GALILEO Publishing Co.,Ltd.
Panzer Tracts No.10
Thanks to Griffon Model for the review set