Dated: July 22, 2006.
This is my first Hat kit, a couple of Panzer III made in Afrika Korps colors. Both cars have the number "3" because was a usual practice in the 15 Pz Div to paint only the company number in each car.
Both models are made just with the box contents, plus a part remain to make the hull machine guns and a few old Esci decals, but have a unusual feature: the wheels are double as the original.
The Hat model only have the outside wheel, but just by cutting a small stripe from the cardboard with 2 mm wide is possible to made the inner wheel. This is done by gluing the small cardboard stripe in the correct position and paint it black to replicate more accurately the real car. This was done with superglue and is a easy task to accomplish.
My camera don't allow for good photos in close ranges, but the effect of the dual wheel in each axle is clearly visible and improves the model. Unfortunately, I didn't got pictures from each step, but I hope to get the new Panzer III with long barrel and do the same with this new kit.
Nuno M. Cabešadas
Many thanks to Mr. Nuno M. Cabešadas.
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