WIP : Miniart 1/35 Pz.IV, 2.Pz.Div. Kursk

The title says it all doesnt it ? This one will be a looong one since its the full interiour version. I have also pulled out some books, the first one on the history of the 2nd division does barely mention Kursk at all. The PeKo books have nice pictures, but I will order more books to have a better understanding of the details of late G models.
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Jacob,

I highly recommend you both Update 3 and 4 of Craig Ellis “PzKpfw.IV At the front” series.
They are available here both as a hard copy and e-book:
https://www.blurb.co.uk/user/8wheels-good

When it comes to Pz.IV. Ausf.G/H details and specifics these titles are my Bible,

HTH,
Cheers,
Angel

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In addition to the books mentioned above, these are favorites on Pz IV.

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Thanks for the suggestions, I will look into them.

Hello,

Good choice on choosing this model of Minart Panzer 4.

It is packed full of detail and its a challenge to work with so many parts in the box.

The main thing is being focussed on the 1 kit subject as I found I steered away rom the kit doing other models and then come back to finish the panzer 4.

Typical of Miniart once you take the lid off its packed to the top with the sprues but once its all detailed it all comes together.

Here is a brief example of the breakdone of the kit components to paint seporately before getting glued together. Each image showing the exceptional detail.

One of the best things for Miniart was detailing the underside of the fenders
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Good luck with your project.

Michael

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Thanks for the comments. I have opened the box yesterday and started. Althou I have more Miniart PzIVs in the stash and some other stuff awell, Im still impressed by the sheer number of parts. Its making orientation on the sprues rather difficult. So far not much has been done since I will have to order more books on the subject (which is ironic as I had a 1:1 PzIVH locally available to visit).


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Nice kit, but Miniart could do better research.
There were two alternative intercom systems for this tank. The model has features of both, mixed in.

David

Thats why im ordering more books.

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I bought the the recommended Pz.IV book from Spielberger in the german translation. It looks realy good.


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So the first thing I actually noticed in the book is that the right side ammo storage on Ausf.G had indentations in the covering hatch, which Miniart didnt provide. Im gonna use the parts as they are. Other than that the kit has been great so far.


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Sloooowlyyy moving ahead. Level of detail is impressive.

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