Kit Preview : 1/76 MMS Stug III A
About the manufacturer
MMS is the leading 1/76 white metal model brand. The quality of casting and level of detail are comparable to traditional plastic kits, albeit without etched metal detailing. Smaller details such as mirrors are often omitted , and the running gear of tracked vehicles is usually a simplified one piece casting where the guide teeth are backed by a solid metal strengthening strip.
Due to the tight packaging in unprotected plastic bags, parts often come bent or one might say, with pre-built battle damage. Care must be taken to straighten things out lest parts be broken.
About the vehicle
Here is the Wikipedia entry for the Sturmgeschutz III A.
About the kit
No issues on this kit other than the lack of suspension stops. This flaw is common to all MMS Panzer III chassis.
Reviewed on October 11, 2011