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Italeri Staghound Mk.1

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This Italeri Staghound Mk. 1 Late Version is modeled in the colors and markings of the Polish 2nd Corps, Italy, 1944. The build was extremely fun and straightforward with only minor cleanup and minor fit issues. To increase the accuracy of the model, I added weld beads and casting marks, scratch built handles, tool support brackets, an antenna base, and replaced the kit gun barrels with a 37 mm and .30 cal. from Barrel Depot.

Priming and base painting were done with an Iwata HP-CS using Vallejo primer, then a coat of Tamiya XF-1 Flat Black. The base yellow is a 60/40 mix of XF-60 Dark Yellow and XF-4 Yellow Green. The green camo was then airbrushed freehand using an Iwata HP-B+ using XF-64 Nato Green. All paints were thinned with Tamiya Yellow Top Lacquer Thinner.

Next came a gloss coat to protect the camo from the weathering steps and to provide a good base for decals. After the decals were applied, the model was given a flat coat, chipping was applied, and several weathering steps ensued, using oils and pigments.

Finally, some parts from the Legends Staghound stowage kit were painted and added to the model, along with some scratch built tarps and bed rolls made from Milliput. All detail painting was done using Vallejo acrylics.

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About the Author

About Gary E. Boggs (BBD468)
FROM: TEXAS, UNITED STATES

My name is Gary E. Boggs im 48 and I have been modeling for aprox. 5 years now but had my nephew show me many tips and tricks to lessen the learning curve for me. I model almost every day and im totaly a plastic addict! I mainly build WWII German and Allied, but also venture into postwar, cold war a...


Comments

Gary, Sweet build, beautifully executed and JUST the right amount of chipping. Lovely...Lovely Hound!
MAR 23, 2012 - 12:27 PM
Thank you gentlemen for the compliments. i appreciate it! Gary
MAR 23, 2012 - 03:52 PM
Hi Gary, A gem, excellent work. Al
MAR 24, 2012 - 09:15 PM
Gary ,, brilliant job mate ..you really knocked this one out of the ball park , makes me want to get one now too Oh i got the chance to look at the real thing couple of weekends ago ,,there is no way in hell i could ever fit thru those side doors,,such a big machine yet such little doors Phill
MAR 24, 2012 - 09:30 PM
Magnificent! Bravo!
MAR 25, 2012 - 03:27 PM
Alan, Phill, and Fred, Thank you so much guys. I means alot to me. I hope to share another project with everyone again soon. Phill - i feel ya brother. im 6'3" and 270 im not getting in one of those! Gary
MAR 25, 2012 - 04:50 PM
Hi all, Im not the type to toot my own horn...but im gonna! I recived a gold medal at the LoneStar figure show this weekend for this build. Im proud of that. Having tooted my own horn ill say this, having this build story on armorama mean alot more to me because its the people that ive met and the advice and techniqes i have learned and recieved here on armorama, have been invaluable too me. So, thanks to all here armorama! Gary
APR 01, 2012 - 01:40 PM
Congratulations on the GOLD Gary, well deserved I might add. And although you say that you have learned a few things from the great people on this site I want to thank you for sharing your own 'tricks of the trade' and teaching me a few things
APR 01, 2012 - 04:03 PM
Firstly, it's an absolutely superb piece of work - the gold was more than justified. Your comments on the Italeri/Tamiya Vs. Bronco kits were also interesting, frankly, I don't know how the former got the gun so wrong... It's also good you chose a Polish Stag, Polish armor has got a lot of potential. Couple of comments. I've done a lot of background on Polish Stags and whereas they DID keep the auxiliary fuel tank a lot, you'll also see a fair number with the wire basket replacing it. Nice touch with air-recognition panel on the back - most people forget that one. Now, what's next? If you're thinking of a Canadian Staghound 1, i've got the dimensions for the deep wading kit if you're interested..
APR 02, 2012 - 10:11 PM
James and Jim, Thank you gentlemen for you kind compliments. Im on to a Panther build for the Panther campaign. Wouldnt mind trying the bronco kit some day. lots of kits in the stash to build first. Thanks again! Gary
APR 03, 2012 - 04:12 PM