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AfRiKaKoRpS
02-08-2008, 02:42 PM
This is the StuG I am going to build.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a210/me109krisz/StuG%20III%20G/StuG1024.jpg

----- StuG III Ausf.G #1024 III. Abteilung, Pz.Regiment 2, 16. Pz.Division, Rome, Italy -----

Picture taken near Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Italy arnd. Nov 1943


The picture comes from Achtung Panzer No.5 Sturmgeschuetz III, Stug.IV & SIG. 33, Page 49. Its published here for discussion purposes only.

Decals provided courtesy of Manuel Reinher :)

AfRiKaKoRpS
02-09-2008, 08:32 AM
First update.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a210/me109krisz/StuG%20III%20G/AchtungPanzer.jpg

Its my first reference book for StuGs. I find it very useful and think its a must have when talking about StuGs.

I'll be using this excellent barrel by Aber.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a210/me109krisz/StuG%20III%20G/Aber.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a210/me109krisz/StuG%20III%20G/AberBarrel.jpg

The metal replacement sleeve for barrel fits perfectly plastic part so no need for any kind of extra work. Just simply replace plastic part.

And the decals from Manuel (Cyber-Hobby update set #2).

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a210/me109krisz/StuG%20III%20G/Decals1024.jpg

Chris

Evan August
02-09-2008, 11:54 AM
Looks good. Achtung Panzer is a great reference for StuGs, just wish it had more wartime photos.

AfRiKaKoRpS
02-09-2008, 03:00 PM
Looks good. Achtung Panzer is a great reference for StuGs, just wish it had more wartime photos.

Very cool book and agreed with you Evan, some more wartimes shots are needed there.

Chris

AfRiKaKoRpS
02-09-2008, 03:04 PM
Worked on a rear deck recently, just few small parts missing now.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a210/me109krisz/StuG%20III%20G/Deck1.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a210/me109krisz/StuG%20III%20G/Deck2.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a210/me109krisz/StuG%20III%20G/Deck3.jpg

Thanks to reading of John's and Marco's threads managed to glue lifting hook the right way and spare wheel holders, too.

Some add-on armor

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a210/me109krisz/StuG%20III%20G/Hull1.jpg

Chris

AfRiKaKoRpS
02-12-2008, 03:30 PM
Postman dropped some new reference for StuG today.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a210/me109krisz/StuG%20III%20G/PanzerTracts.jpg

This issue is much more basic compared to Panther G and Jagdpanther issues I bought earlier.

Some wartime pictures there but not to many.

Chris

RickLawler
02-12-2008, 05:19 PM
Great to see you getting started, Chris.

AfRiKaKoRpS
02-13-2008, 03:51 AM
Great to see you getting started, Chris.

Thank you very much for interest Rick, hope this will be my first entirely finished project. ;)

Chris

Sticky
02-13-2008, 10:44 AM
Looks good so far Chris. I didn't like Jentz's book on the stugs, kinda just glosses over way too much.

Striker
02-13-2008, 01:48 PM
nice start

Evan August
02-13-2008, 03:29 PM
Nice start on the build. As for Panzer Tracts, how is this volume? Does it cover variants and modifications and dates in depth, like the Panther volumes, or is it more limited coverage?

AfRiKaKoRpS
02-13-2008, 04:38 PM
Nice start on the build. As for Panzer Tracts, how is this volume? Does it cover variants and modifications and dates in depth, like the Panther volumes, or is it more limited coverage?

It covers variants and says about modifications. There as drawings there as well but I would say they are pretty basic when compared to other books I have. At the moment I have Panther G, Jagdpanther and Pz.38(t) as well and to be honest like the one about StuG the least. Maybe its just my impression but its least helpful to me when compared with other issues I have.

Chris

Andrew Hall
02-15-2008, 05:29 PM
Czesc Chris,

John (Sticky) mentioned another shot of your vehicle. I can't recall if there is more but there is a shot of the other side of the Pz.Abt.103 vehicle
Regards - Andrew

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/Andrewausfa/StuGX11ofPzAbt103Rome1944.jpg

Mateusz Jonakowski
02-16-2008, 11:21 AM
Hello,

Nice start Krzysztof :)

I've got a little question - have you got shots of that StuG (#11?) in the background? It looks interesting for me, but basing only on this photo it's hard to say something about camouflage and modifications.

Thanks in advance.

Mateusz

AfRiKaKoRpS
02-16-2008, 01:10 PM
Hell Andrew,
Thank you very much great picture but unfortunatelly its not the wehicle I am interested in. I belive this is the same StuG that is visable in the background of the photo I showed. As you said its StuG from from 3rd Panzer Grenadier Division, Abteilung 103. Look at the stowage and sourrounding buildings, think its same one as on my photo.

Mateusz its not #11, the descrition says that its a three-digit number (white outlined with red). As you have it photographed from both sides most modifications are visable so you could go for it in your project. I have picture of another StuG from this particular abteilung with #233? where it is clearly visable that it has single piece 80-mm thick front hull armor. That is what I want to determine in my #1024. Its from another Divison and another abteilund. I think I see some bolts there on the upper right part of the front plate. Anyone has any thoughts about it ?

Chris

Mateusz Jonakowski
02-16-2008, 04:17 PM
Krzystof,

Thank you - I hoped that it is two-digit number. It seems to me that I won't build any particular vehicle :(

As for #1024 - as far as I can see there are bolts on the upper part of the front plate - so it would be 30mm additional plate instead of the single piece armour.

Mateusz

Andrew Hall
02-16-2008, 04:22 PM
Thank you very much great picture but unfortunatelly its not the wehicle I am interested in. I belive this is the same StuG that is visable in the background of the photo I showed. As you said its StuG from from 3rd Panzer Grenadier Division, Abteilung 103. Look at the stowage and sourrounding buildings, think its same one as on my photo.
Chris

That's exactly what I was saying - " a shot of the other side of the Pz.Abt.103 vehicle" :D

Regards - Andrew

AfRiKaKoRpS
02-18-2008, 03:38 PM
Krzystof,

Thank you - I hoped that it is two-digit number. It seems to me that I won't build any particular vehicle :(

As for #1024 - as far as I can see there are bolts on the upper part of the front plate - so it would be 30mm additional plate instead of the single piece armour.

Mateusz

Mateusz just to be sure do you mean this:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a210/me109krisz/Bolts.jpg

Better safe than sorry ;)

They look like bolts to me.

And while browsing through my pictures of German WW2 armor I came across some picture showing piles of Jagdpanther hulls at factory and that gave me the idea :D here is my version of hull pile in different stages for our project ;););)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a210/me109krisz/Ichtroje.jpg

Chris

Mateusz Jonakowski
02-18-2008, 05:56 PM
Mateusz just to be sure do you mean this: [...]


Yes - I'm sure that they're bolts. That's nice, because I think that bolted armour looks better :p

I see you already have glued the bolted armour plate, or is it just dry-fitted?

Mateusz

AfRiKaKoRpS
02-19-2008, 05:42 AM
Yes - I'm sure that they're bolts. That's nice, because I think that bolted armour looks better :p

I see you already have glued the bolted armour plate, or is it just dry-fitted?

Mateusz

Matuesz its glued already.
Anyway these three hulls are not a Photoshop joke :D
Hope to make second StuG for our project if I'll have enough time. ;)

Chris

jagdpanzer
02-19-2008, 05:41 PM
Heya Chris,

cool start! Love your little factory shot.
I always liked this specific Stug, especially the additional spare tracks at the lower structure,

Keep it up
Manuel

AfRiKaKoRpS
02-20-2008, 04:34 AM
Manuel,
I am getting more and more into making wehicles that really existed as well. Originally my idea was to make the StuG III G recovered in the area of Demyansk since its so well photographed and was so well preserved when recovered (pity some bad people let it beeing slowely rotting over the years). But thanks to Andreas I learned that its very very early version and has different angles of superstructure than the DML Smart kit. Also has side visors.

Did you have a chance to finish your StuG with Winterketten? I love the look of your kit with these tracks, it looks more aggresive with these tracks I think. When I get some more skill I hope to make this kind of tracks as well, meaning Friuls.

Chris

MikkoH
02-21-2008, 03:20 AM
Manuel,
I am getting more and more into making wehicles that really existed as well. Originally my idea was to make the StuG III G recovered in the area of Demyansk since its so well photographed and was so well preserved when recovered (pity some bad people let it beeing slowely rotting over the years). But thanks to Andreas I learned that its very very early version and has different angles of superstructure than the DML Smart kit. Also has side visors.

Did you have a chance to finish your StuG with Winterketten? I love the look of your kit with these tracks, it looks more aggresive with these tracks I think. When I get some more skill I hope to make this kind of tracks as well, meaning Friuls.

Chris

Btw have you seen any of pics any other than "initial" ausf.G stug with winterketten? All I have seen are initial versions, no normal production stugs.

AfRiKaKoRpS
02-21-2008, 05:40 AM
Btw have you seen any of pics any other than "initial" ausf.G stug with winterketten? All I have seen are initial versions, no normal production stugs.

Will look in my reference books. I think I have seen some later production ones with winterketten.

Chris

jagdpanzer
02-24-2008, 02:02 PM
Hi Chris,

yes my Stug is still unfinished and at the moment I wont continue working on it.
I somehow lost interest in this project, so better wait until my ambition is back.

@MikkoH: I didn’t worked with references; his was just a fun build. But your question makes me curious. I will check my references.

Cheers Manuel