I broke out another Rubicon kit and built this one up as a PzKfw III J with the short 50 (Variant 1 in the instruction book). Again I'm impressed with the versatility of this kit and how well thought out it is. While I'm going to be left with a huge supply of tank bits at the end being able to build every variant from the auf H to the auf M is huge! I might even need to step back and grab the other kit so I can build a auf G version at some point. Since I already had one under my build this one went together much quicker and I didn't make any of the same mistakes (grumble, grumble, backplate bah!).
This keeps me on course to have field some Pz IIIs for North Africa with the next build destine to a III J with the long 50.
|All the "common" steps completed. Essentially the core components around which all the variants are built.|
|Chassis and lower hull going together, can never use enough clamps.|
|The turret for the III J with the short 50 and open hatches on the top. The side hatches can be build in the open position as well.|
|Gluing the chassis to the hull and clamping them together. I added the tracks the turret to get an idea of what it will look like when its finished.|