ZIMMERIT - Universal "Standart Muster"
Kit # 72010 Preview by Stephen Brezinski sbrez(at)suscom-maine.net
Edited by Rob Haelterman

This set consists of two sheets, of 5.75-cm x 7.75-cm and 5.25-cm and 7.75-cm in size. The sheets are paper thin resin that is very easy to cut to shape. It can be attached using a variety of glues; a slower curing glue allows more time to get it in place. I have had good fortune with slow-drying cyanocrylate (super glue). I have used this and etched brass Zimmerit and favor this medium over the brass. To represent battle-damaged Zimmerit it can be easily cut and chipped. I estimate there is enough zimmerit to cover one AFV with some leftover, depending on the vehicle size.
This is the "Standart Muster" style of 1/72 scale Zimmerit coating for German AFVs consisting of horizontal ridges in vertical columns. This appears to be the most common style of Zimmerit used and applied in the factory. Based on some research this pattern was used on the Panzer III, Panzer IV, Panzerjager IV, StuG III, Sturmpanzer IV, Jagdpanther, Panzer V Panther, and Tiger Ausf. E and Ausf. B.
For further information on Zimmerit I recommend the following website: http://www.panzerworld.net/zimmerit

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Article Last Updated: 18 July 2009