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Sturmgeschütz Brigade Build Part II
papakilo
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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 10:29 AM UTC
Here is my entry, cyberhobby Stug iii ausf G initial production, with Aber metal barrel. Waiting on friulmodel metal tracks ATL-19 to arrive since I'm not a fan of either magic track or DS tracks. Really looking forward to taking part of this campaign and seeing other builds.




PK
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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 11:15 AM UTC
Good choice Mike! If I don't get the A I'll fall back on the B StuG.


Looking forward to seeing some StuGs built here! I understand most of us won't really get started 'till after the Holidays but that's cool.




Jeff
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2013 - 08:09 AM UTC
My entries:




Friulmodels tracks but they're not here yet.

Should be a fun event
Tony lee
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2013 - 12:20 PM UTC
Wow! Two kits Tony? That is ambitious for sure! But thanks for enlisting!



Jeff
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2013 - 01:38 PM UTC
I'm starting on the Early first Jeff and after I get her on her feet i'll start the Late one.



After three hours of work she's underway.

Plastic is not too hard or soft so the clean up has been great as well as the fit.
The PE rim rings for the idler wheels are still to large as with all previous Stug kits. Too much trouble to trim them down so i'll make do.

See you guys tomorrow
Tony lee
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 03:36 AM UTC
Looking good Tony. Looking forward in seeing your two beauties!

Got most of the lower hull done. Hopefully I can get the interior and upper hull done this weekend if things goes well. Love the kit, hate the instructions.


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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 03:58 AM UTC
You're off and running to Mike.
Clean work you've done too.

SPGs Forever
Tony lee
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 05:32 AM UTC
Jeff, I sure hope you get the A , I tried to but it's non existent here in Europe now .

Mike, a nice kit there and a cool start. Are you going to add the typical stowage carrier on the rear ?

Tony, nice kits you intend to build I have the early version without zimmerit, but I just can't decide at the moment. Nice and speedy start there too, I see you've gotten a track assembled too

Well I'm still stuck with the choice question, and to mess things up more I was informed that this little beauty is now available:
http://www.dersockelshop.de/detail/index/sArticle/39204

Does anyone know for which kit this is, Tamiya or Dragon?



Paul
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 05:55 AM UTC
Hey Paul,

If I remember right this particular Stug did not have the stowage rack so I won't add it. I do have the cyber hobby Stug iii ausf g mid-late production kit #6412 that I wanted to do but my wife wanted the initial one. So I had to keep her happy...lol. I may enter that one as well if I have time.

Cool looking addition from panzer art. It may be for dragon but not sure.

Mike
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 06:26 AM UTC
Well I ordered a few more things to complete my first Late StuG kit. The Late "swinging" Shurzen and a stowage frame kit.

It'll probably end up not historically correct but most of these had so many field modifications who can tell?

Since I just bought the 2 "Karl" and "Loki" howitzers kits I will pick a kit out of my stash for the second StuG build.





Jeff
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 10:24 AM UTC
Paul those are just sections of tracks left over from other builds and not for these.

Bitter cold outside but the bench was warm and toasty.
The casement is just sitting there but the rest has been installed.




Tomorrow is another day folks
Tony lee
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 03:33 AM UTC
The persons at Panzer Art usually make their items to fit DML molds. Though with some fiddling about I suspect that you can make it fit Tamyia.You can visit their web site to get more info. That conversion is on my to get list. It is just so unique. I will probably not start mine until the new year. Some great looking projects started here. All the best.
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 04:30 AM UTC
Thanks Trevor, I have already ordered the StuG conversion. But
I still don't know which I shall do in here. It'll either be that conversion with hessian tape camnet or a StuG III with the
Jagdpanzer IV style armour plates
I doubt very much if I will start before the new year though



Paul
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 05:47 AM UTC
Sunday Morning Update:







If you can't find those gun splatter shields on your Early w/o zimm, the Mid and or Late DML StuG IV check sprue tree "G" part#23/24. My kit said location was "K" 39/40 but I found them on "G".

See you folks later
Tony lee
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 10:08 AM UTC
Very nice Tony, it's coming out pretty good.

Here is my update, now on to the interior and main gun.



Mike
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 12:06 PM UTC
All I got besides the breech of the gun was a couple of radios so i'm just going to shut mine up for combat and save the radios Mike.

At least we had sunshine today for a change

Take care
Tony lee
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 01:33 PM UTC
Good choice of kit there Tony, it builds up very nicely



I staggered through that one during the original StuG Brigade Build. Fruils will definitely do the kit justice. Directions do have a few problems though, mostly around the gun mantlet if I remember correctly.

Liking the builds so far!

-Conor
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 01:40 PM UTC
Hello fellas,

It will be some time before i can start my Stug as im commited to other projects. I have secured a kit from a great friend as early Christmas gift.



Tony's doin two!!! Heck, you'll have both done by the time i start!

Gary
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 01:56 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hello fellas,

It will be some time before i can start my Stug as im commited to other projects. I have secured a kit from a great friend as early Christmas gift.



Tony's doin two!!! Heck, you'll have both done by the time i start!

Gary



Glad to see you back here Gary !
PvtMutt
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 02:43 PM UTC
Conor that puppy needs some TLC Great battle weary condition.

A TEXAN ???? There goes the hood.

Watch them spurs fellow
Tony lee
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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 01:13 PM UTC
Update:
Monday: Track support rollers and road wheels cleaned,assembled and ready for paint.
Today: A bunch of details added.


Placed a weld bead over the small gap below the dog houses.



She's a gittin on down the road
Tony lee
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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 09:09 PM UTC
great work tony... looking forward to seeing it painted
PvtMutt
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 01:48 PM UTC
Thanks Robert. Paint! Me too.

Wednesday Update:


Thanks for looking in folks
Tony lee
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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 08:49 AM UTC
Thursday Update:




Base color is a 50/50 mix of Tamiya Dark Yellow/Desert Yellow and then a well thinned mist coat of Dark Yellow to put some of the green tint back in it.

Tony lee
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Posted: Friday, December 20, 2013 - 09:18 AM UTC
Friday Update:

Painting of the lower hull and wheels has started.




Have a great weekend folks
Tony lee