German Panzer Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H Late Prod Tank model kit 1/35DML Dragon
Dragon's new kit of a Late Production Ausf.H is not merely a variation of an old theme. This kit is the beneficiary of an enormous amount of research and new toolings. The hull schurzen has been recreated in metal to achieve scale thickness; the kit also allows the useful option of mounting these plates separately should the modeler wish to do so. The turret with its thinly reproduced plastic skirts is a brand new item. All the brackets for both the turret and hull side skirts are accurately made and realistically portray their original construction. Other new parts are the upper hull and fenders, with a great many parts created by 3-directional slide molds to enable greater accuracy and detail. To customize this tank even further, Dragon offers 500mm waffle-pattern tracks from a T-34 as additional armor protection. This element reflects a common practice revealed in wartime photos. There are also some photo-etched components (for example, the engine-deck exhaust grills) that offer fine improvements.