Tamiya 1:48 scale Panzer IVH Photo Preview

32584, Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. H Late Production

This kit is almost identical to the earlier Panzer IV Ausf. J (32518) with the exception of this sprue:

It includes the turret traverse muffler, turret hatches, hull schurzen and a new half figure for the commander's cupola. It would have been nice if the front schurzen section had the cutout seen on many vehicles.  The addition of the air filter array as seen on many mid-production Ausf. H examples for the right hull side would have made this kit even more versatile.

A new plastic hull tub replaces the die-cast one found in the Ausf. J kit as well:


From a look at the rest of the parts trees and prior experience with the Ausf. J kit, our impressions are that this kit is pretty simple and can be ready for paint in a few hours.

A zimmerit sticker sheet for this kit is available as item 12661. It looks like this:

The already existing PE and resin accessories from Hauler, Aber and Eduard for the Ausf. J kit will also come in handy for the detail-minded.