Tamiya-1.35th Panzer 3 Ausf L Andy Burton
Panzer 3 Ausf L. sPzAbt 502 1st Company, Russia, September 1942. This 1/35th Tamiya kit is quite an old one but has very good detail and is pretty accurate and builds into a nice model. I built it more or less from the box except for some minor details added such as: Lights and horn cable conduits + Grab handles and tool clamp handles made from fuse wire, Spare track pins from stretched sprue, etched brass Air intake screens from the spares box, drilled out the mg’s, battle damaged the fenders and made the one piece rubber band type tracks sag over the return rollers using pins (a lot cheaper than £25 for a set of individual link tracks to get the same weight sag effect) I also added one or two small bolt heads etc here and there. The figure is included in the kit and though dated compared to today’s figures it looks the part when painted up and installed in the Tank. Finally I placed some bits of stowage to the model just a few helmets, a gas mask container, some old wire, chain, pick axe head, mug and water bottles etc.