Stug III Ausf. G - Ersatz

Scale: 1/72

Piomodels conversion of a StugIII from Skorzeny's 150th Panzerbrigade.  In addition to a Revell kit, there wasn't a lot in the box, a small PE fret (mainly the new schurzen), really nice decals and a new resin mantlet (the earlier square version).  What was missing was the sheet-metal cover on the rear deck. Although there were only five of these vehicles, at least one of the photos clearly shows this attempt at disguising the shape of the Stug.  In my opinion, Piomodels could have done it in PE.  And from photos I found in various books, these vehicles had the later Saukopf mantlets, so the resin one from Pio went into the parts box.  But to be fair, the PE schurzen was really great and the decals went on invisibly with some Solvaset.  Figure by AB.