Griffon Model
WW II German Cartridge Cases for 15cm sIG.33
(All Variants) [Cartridges & Decal Inside]
Griffon Model Set No. L35A029
1:35th Scale

Review by Terry Ashley

The Set:
This forth set from Griffon Model designed for the recent Cyberhobby/Dragon Geschützwagen 38 M für s.I.G.33/2 "Grille" (kit #6429) and has four generic type 15cm sIG33 cartridge cases and while not specific to the "Grille" can be used with the model or with any 15cm sIG33 armed vehicle or artillery piece.

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.

Etched parts.
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Decal sheet
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Instruction Sheets
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This is another fairly simply update set that can be used with any sIG33 armed vehicle of artillery piece as well as with the Cyberhobby/Dragon "Grille" and the assembled cases look very good due to the thicker case sides and can be shown open or closed as you wish.

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.

Highly recommended

See the Pz.38(t) subjects page for additional reviews of 38(t) kits and accessories.

15cm sIG33/2 (sf) auf GW 38(t) "Grille" (Sd.kfz.138/1) Part 1: Ausf.M
Nuts & Bolts Volume 22
15cm sIG33 (sf) auf PzKpfw.1 Ausf.B &15cm sIG33 (Towed)
Nuts & Bolts Volume 19
Marder III & Grille
Wydawnictwo Militaria #175
ISBN 83-7219-155-7
Ground Power Magazine
#97 - 6/2002

GALILEO Publishing Co.,Ltd.
Artillerie Selbstfahrlafetten
Panzer Tracts No.10
ISBN 0-9708407-5-6

Thanks to Griffon Model for the review set

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