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ACTSMS Competition 2005
Panzer III Ausf. L

by Gary Millias


Panzer III Ausf. L


Tamiya's 1/35 scale Panzer III Ausf. L is available online from




Here is Tamiya's 1/35 scale Panzer III L. It is painted with a mixture of Tamiya and Vallejo Modelair acrylics. For a change I weathered it predominantly in pastels, only resorting to acrylic craft paints for the tracks and the simulated scratches and chipped paint.

The tracks are Dragon single link plastic tracks, which with patience and care can be made to look quite presentable. The only issue was the guide teeth on Tamiyas drive sprocket, which are too thick to engage the Dragon links comfortably. I solved this buy modifying Dragon Panzer III drive sprockets to fit the Tamiya hull.


I used the Eduard etch set, and Aber tool clasps for some details, but I felt the kit itself was pretty good straight from the box. This was evident by the amount of p.e. I had left over.

The Commander figure is the kit supplied one, fitted with a Hornet head and painted entirely in oils.



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Panther Medium Tank 194245
New Vanguard 67
Author: Stephen A. Hart
Illustrator: Jim Laurier
US Price:
UK Price: 8.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date:
 February 19, 2003
Details: 48 pages; ISBN: 1841765430
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Model and Text by Gary Millias
Images Copyright 2005 by Brett Green
Page Created 13 July, 2005
Last Updated 13 July, 2005

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