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Stug F8 Flammpanzer Conversion

by: John Steinman [ STICKY ]


Originally published on:
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the kit

Signifer's Strumgeschutz F8 Flammpanzer conversion fills a needed void in the current line of Stug kits. It is well designed, and will fit the Dragon, Gunze Sangyo or Revel F8 kits.


It comes packed in a sturdy zip-lock bag, with a color photo card of the completed conversion stapled over the top. Inside the bag are an instructions sheet, Signifer's kit list, and 6 resin parts on four sprues. The quality of the castings are superb, as there are no voids, airbubbles or significant warpage present. Some care will need to be exercised de-sprueing as some of the parts are very delicate and the sprue attachments large.

Construction of the kit will be very straight foward as all that is really needed is to remove the two vertical armor extensions from either side of the gun openening, de-sprue the parts, and glue them all into position.


conclusion

Signifier has hit a home run with this conversion kit, not only is the subject matter great, but the quality of the castings, instructions and even the package art are top notch. This is a must have for Stug-o-philes. If a little more thought had been given to the attachment points of the parts to the resin sprue plugs this kit would have earned a 10 out of 10.

The kit can be obtained directly from Signifer via their website.


Thank you to Signifer for kindly supplying the review sample.
SUMMARY
Signifer has released a handy all resin conversion set to take a Strumgeschutz F8, and convert it into a Flammpanzer.
  CASTING QUALITY:95%
  PART DETAIL:95%
  SPRUEING OF PARTS:80%
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: SN 35001
  Suggested Retail: 7.5 Euro
  Related Link: Signifer's Wed site
  PUBLISHED: Jan 10, 2006
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 85.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 85.71%

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About John Steinman (Sticky)
FROM: VERMONT, UNITED STATES

Hello I am a 50 something Orthodontist. I have been building models since age 6, but took a 10 year break from 1992 through part of 2003. I have a loving wife and two kids. My other interest besides my family and models are; computers, cooking, snowshoeing and hiking.

Copyright 2019 text by John Steinman [ STICKY ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.


   

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