Kit Preview : 1/76 Vacucast Panzer IV Ausf. D with G type upgrades



Now defunct Vacucast had a line of Panzer IVs, most based on the early pre-F stepped hull. The models are in resin, with very few parts, namely a complete hull with molded tools and accessories, a finely made turret, two complete track assemblies, and some other parts depending on the version. This particular model represents a Panzer IV D upgraded with a L48 7.5cm gun and spaced armor. The sprocket wheel and idlers are also of later models.
The tracks are finely molded with the downside that a substantial portion is missing. As noted above the turret is beautiful but the hull has some coarse engraved detail notably on the engine deck. It is the same hull as for the D and E models. I can't comment on precision in the details but sizewise it is spot on with the Airfix Panzer IV F. The tracks are the same as for the short gun D model but in this case they are appropriate.