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David Diaz
04-22-2008, 05:07 PM
Hello everyone!!

After a long absence from PA its time to end the vacation time and join the “Stug-fest”. This time I will be building DML’s Stug III ausf C/D.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/BoxArt.jpg

This will be a very basic build, almost straight out of the box but for minor changes. Since Ruben already started one of these and you guys have seen this model plenty of times I will only highlight the differences I will be adding along.

Since Stugs always have large hatches I took this as an opportunity to show some interior details, mainly the radio. So I cut the area where the radio would go to make room for it inside.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/1.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/2.jpg

Some shots of the superstructure.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/3.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/4.jpg

Here is how it looks so far. I finished the suspension and glued the loader’s hatch shut.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/5.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/6.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/7.jpg

The main gun also received some attention. Mainly some putty to hide a few defects.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/8.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/9.jpg

That is all for now. See you guys soon.

Dave

Sticky
04-22-2008, 06:20 PM
Looks like a good start!

Flak
04-23-2008, 06:18 AM
Nice start too...Dave

RickLawler
04-23-2008, 07:29 AM
Putty and interior work...David's Back!

David Diaz
04-23-2008, 11:06 AM
Thanks Guys!!

Dave

Panzergrenadier
04-23-2008, 11:38 AM
Dave, nice to ''hear'' from you again. Going good so far!:thumb:

David Diaz
04-26-2008, 06:24 PM
Thanks Siim,

Well, here is a small update on the builds progress.

I attached the fenders and then primed the interior with flat black.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/1-1.jpg

Next I added the PE engine intake covers.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/2-1.jpg

I added the front tow shackles and used some green putty to get rid of the gap between the two pieces.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/3-1.jpg

After some sanding….

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/4-1.jpg

Next I started on the weld lines. These were done using fine plastic rod. Liquid cement was used to soften it up and I used the knife to shape it.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/5-1.jpg

I also added the weld lines around the side vision port and on the lifting hooks.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/6-1.jpg

And the weld lines around the gun’s mantle.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/9-1.jpg

I gave the interior a coat of off white.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/7-1.jpg

I then put the hatches in place and covered the radio and sight openings in preparation for painting.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/8-1.jpg

As of now that is where we stand. Thanks for viewing and hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Dave

James Tainton
04-26-2008, 06:29 PM
Dave- good work so far.
Did you miss the sink marks on the top of the gun mantlet?
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/9-1.jpg

Fledermaus
04-26-2008, 07:09 PM
DD we are alive again!!!!:D:D, just remember this one doesn't have to turn on
and run because of so much detail, so make it AOOTB=Almost Out Of The Box :rolleyes::D

Evan August
04-26-2008, 08:53 PM
Good Start. Are you going to use radios from the Aber set or steal them from the Smart Kit Stug G?

David Diaz
05-01-2008, 08:05 PM
Good Start. Are you going to use radios from the Aber set or steal them from the Smart Kit Stug G?

Thanks Evan, Actually I will be using one from Verlinden.

Here is a photo of it painted.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/1-2.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/2-2.jpg

Dave- good work so far.
Did you miss the sink marks on the top of the gun mantlet?


Thanks James,

I had not noticed those!! :mad: The worse part is that I just read your reply and I already painted it last night!! :eek:

I don’t know what I will do, since I would hate to strip it down… we’ll see. Meanwhile here are some pics of the painted hull.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/3-2.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/4-2.jpg

Until next time…

Dave

RickLawler
05-01-2008, 10:47 PM
I had not noticed those!! The worse part is that I just read your reply and I already painted it last night!!


Ouch...that sucks!

Moving right along, David.

David Diaz
06-16-2008, 06:53 PM
It seems like I missed the boat and June 6th came and went. :( Not letting this discourage me I drove on. And talking about discouragement there was the issue with the sink holes on top of the gun mantle that James pointed out.

After some careful consideration I decided not to strip the gun down and fill these. And while some of you may be twitching right now the average Joe will not be able to tell what those are. So with this in mind we move one.

Once the base coat was done I gave it a pin wash over the details using oils.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/1-3.jpg

Next using pigments I applied them in a downward stroke motion to create this washed dirt look on the hull.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/2-3.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/3-3.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/4-3.jpg

I then used my usual mud mix to apply some mud clumps to the suspension and under the fenders.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/5-2.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/6-2.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/7-2.jpg

Then the roadwheels, tracks and the exhausts went on.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/8-2.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/9-2.jpg

Finally I applied the decals and gave the running gear and the lower hull a light overspray of Tamiya buff.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/10.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/11.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/12.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/13.jpg

Well, there you have it. Its almost done. I sure missed the deadline but I am sure as hell aint stopping! :thumb:

Thanks for viewing

Until next time

Dave

Flak
06-16-2008, 09:01 PM
Great work...Dave.

dsleigh
06-17-2008, 06:38 AM
.....and fast Too! at least in the vBench sense, great job!

David Diaz
06-17-2008, 06:51 AM
Thanks Guys!! I had done some work here and there for the past few weeks, just have been way to busy to post.

Dave

the_iron_modeller
06-17-2008, 11:44 AM
Hey Dave;
Nice to see that you finished. Great job!!!:thumb:

Gerardo

robertkru
06-17-2008, 03:23 PM
Hi Dave
You did really a great job.

You should close the hole in the fenders: Below there was an add. metal sheet to support the flaps. ;)
Regards from Vienna
Robert

Gopher
06-18-2008, 02:00 AM
Looks nice, Dave!
Any stowage planning?

David Diaz
06-18-2008, 06:28 AM
Hi Dave
You did really a great job.

You should close the hole in the fenders: Below there was an add. metal sheet to support the flaps. ;)
Regards from Vienna
Robert

Thanks Robert!
How are things in Vienna? I hope is nice and cool, here is just way too hot.

Anyways, thanks for pointing out the mud flaps issue. I read your post on Ruben’s thread and made a mental note to fix mine. Unfortunately I forgot about it, :( but I will get it corrected as soon as I can.

Looks nice, Dave!
Any stowage planning?

Thanks Andrey

Actually I was thinking of leaving it as it is. The reason is that I built a Stug III B some years back and loaded it with everything but the kitchen sink!! I want to keep this one different so I don’t feel like I am redoing the same thing again. :rolleyes:

Hey Dave;
Nice to see that you finished. Great job!!!:thumb:

Gerardo

Thanks Gerald! Actually is not finished, not yet but hopefully I am shooting for this Sunday as the finish date so stay tuned. :thumb:

Dave

Panzergrenadier
06-18-2008, 02:40 PM
Cool stuff Dave, good to see you posting and doing some modeling.

What are your plans with the running gear, if at all? I am thinking that you might want to add some shine to the track link guide horns and the drive sprocket teeth and idler. It looks a bit dull at the moment.


Keep it cool!

Siim

David Diaz
06-19-2008, 06:13 AM
Thanks Siim.

It definitely feels good to be back! :)

I really wasn’t planning to do much more to the running gear, but I see that you are right. A little more shine in those metal parts would look good. Thanks for pointing that out.

Dave

Uruk-Hai
06-19-2008, 06:36 AM
Nice build! Do you have any picture of what can be seen of the interior?

Cheers

Nate
06-19-2008, 10:02 AM
Fine weathering

David Diaz
07-10-2008, 06:19 AM
Thanks for the nice comments guys!

I am going to call this one done!

Nice build! Do you have any picture of what can be seen of the interior?

Cheers

Here are some pics of the hatch area. You can’t see too much of the interior though.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/1-4.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/7-3.jpg

The final weathering was done with pigments.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/2-4.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/3-4.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/4-4.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/5-3.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/6-3.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i259/Terraformingrd/Stug%20III%20ausf%20C-D/8-3.jpg

Missed the deadline, but I got it done. :) Thanks for all the support and suggestions, and thanks for following this build.

I will see you on the next one! :thumb:

Dave

Flak
07-10-2008, 06:44 AM
Congratulation...Dave. Your Stug looks nice. Great work :thumb:

Pvt Mutt
07-10-2008, 08:38 AM
:thumb:
Oh My My I love this one.

Since coming back to the fold, I would have never
thought you could do what is being done to a
hunk of plastic now days.

What's going to be next??????

....Tony aka Mutt....

Driver
07-10-2008, 10:03 AM
Good work man!
Now it only needs a good base to rest on. But I imagine it is on its way, right?

Ruben

RickLawler
07-10-2008, 11:02 AM
Well done, Dave.

Rick

Panzergrenadier
07-12-2008, 01:17 AM
A pat on the back Dave. Good job indeed!

David Diaz
07-14-2008, 08:22 AM
Thanks guys!

I may add a base to this one later if I find the time.

Dave

Uruk-Hai
07-16-2008, 01:54 PM
Thanks for the new pictures. I really like your interpretion of Panzer Grey.

Cheers

David Diaz
07-18-2008, 06:22 AM
Thanks Janne!!

Dave