Perfect Scale Modellbau
Marder 1 A5 Upgrade Kit 30574

This detail set is designed to upgrade the Revell kit ref. 03092. It comes in a sturdy cardboard box and comprises 96 light grey resin parts, 126 photoetched parts, a length of copper cable and the assembly instructions. The resin parts and the PE ones are packaged in resealable bags.

The detail is great and the cast perfect. In my sample, there are three air bubbles just under the three large bins. Some parts are very fine and several were broken. The pouring lugs sometimes are a bit thick which will require some caution to cut them away.
This set enables to show the hatches open which will require beforehand to cut those molded solid in the kit upper hull.
Many PE parts allow to add missing details on the Revell kit like the tie-downs on the sides. The end of the towing eyes must be drilled out to insert the copper cable issued by PSM.

A resin turret is issued. It is finer than the Revell turret and enables to show the MG3 armored box open. Only few kit parts are used like the gun barrel.

The instructions comprise 6 pages. The first one gives assembly advice and the last one shows a diagram with all the parts.
The 4 inner pages present the various "steps" through pictures of which some are in color. Some instructions both in German and in English complement the pictures. However, no indications for bending the PE parts are given which turns the assembly tricky. It is advised to use a good walkaround and the pictures available on PSM website.

This high quality set enables to greatly improve the Revell kit. However, the unclear instructions makes it for experienced modelers only.