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Fledermaus
04-24-2008, 12:32 PM
Finally I’m back on track again and joining the stug builds. Have being slowly working on the stug IV dio but decided to take a break and do something OOTB for a change, no major conversions or photo eched sets, just some basic details added. So here is my old dragon stug IIIB…..

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/1.jpg

I started with the road wheels and suspension and sanded the hatch marks on the side
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/2.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/3.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/4.jpg

The Suspension arms are installed and started to build the fenders with all its parts..
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/5.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/6.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/7.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/8.jpg

Using photo eched leftovers I cut two tiny strips to make the front headlights cable holders, the photo eched part is placed over a piece of wire to give it a rounded form…
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/9.jpg

This is really tiny…..
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/10.jpg

Added the electrical wires and this is how it looks installed
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/11.jpg

Next gave the cleaning rod rack a little detailing by adding wing nuts to both ends, please excuse the poor photos my camera is not too good at close-ups……
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/13.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/14.jpg

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http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/16.jpg


It looks much better with the extra details
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/17.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/18.jpg

At this time I also installed the side intake screens, antenna guard etc.. And used some bolts and eched bits to detail the side handles…..
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/19.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/20.jpg

Welding lines are added in some places using styrene rod
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/21.jpg

Well that’s for a start, more coming soon………….thanks!!!!

David Diaz
04-24-2008, 12:42 PM
Well that’s for a start...

For a start?? Well you are almost done with the whole model!!! :eek: I guess a change of subject really did get you going.

Now keep it up, we must get them done by June 6!!

Dave

Uruk-Hai
04-24-2008, 02:35 PM
This looks like it going to be a serious project.

How do you find the Griffon tool? I have bought one but I havent used it yet. Perhaps I going to solder the sides for added strenght.

Cheers

AfRiKaKoRpS
04-24-2008, 03:38 PM
Nice smooth work Abdin. I really like all the extra work you have done on detailing. And good to see our project going forward. Keep the good work going.

Chris

David Diaz
04-24-2008, 03:47 PM
Din,

I just noticed, remember that the hooks on the side of the hull superstructure were welded on also. I don’t know if I am getting ahead of yourself and you will be adding them later, but just in case.:rolleyes:

Dave

RickLawler
04-24-2008, 05:22 PM
Well, finally the entire Voodoo Bunch rides again! Great "start" Abdin..those extras are the bomb.

Those microscopic wire holders that you made...I've made those from little strips of paper which seems much easier...just an idea.

Fledermaus
04-25-2008, 06:55 AM
I guess a change of subject really did get you going.
Dave
DD, thats just what I needed, a break from the famo dio, this OOTB build
gave me new strength to start working again;)

This looks like it going to be a serious project.

How do you find the Griffon tool? I have bought one but I haven't used it yet. Perhaps I going to solder the sides for added strength.

Cheers
nothing big here, juts some basic detailing, the griffon tool seems to be very handy but this is the first time I use it.

Nice smooth work Abdin. I really like all the extra work you have done on detailing. And good to see our project going forward. Keep the good work going.
Chris
Hi Chris,thanks:D glad to join this nice group build, very good projects going on here:thumb:

Din,

I just noticed, remember that the hooks on the side of the hull superstructure were welded on also. I don’t know if I am getting ahead of yourself and you will be adding them later, but just in case.:rolleyes:

Dave
DD, the small strips are ready to be glued in place, I just forgot to do it when installed the others, thanks for pointing it out.;)

Well, finally the entire Voodoo Bunch rides again! Great "start" Abdin..those extras are the bomb.

Those microscopic wire holders that you made...I've made those from little strips of paper which seems much easier...just an idea.

Rick my friend, long time since my last post, I'm just adding some details, you know its impossible for us to go completely OOTB, theres always something to improve some were, thanks for the idea of using paper ,I have many photoeched leftovers that can be used to detail other parts.....this never ends:D;)

MartinD
04-25-2008, 10:43 AM
Some very nifty looking detail work Abdin! I second your comments on not being able to build OOTB. I often start one project vowing not to add 'too much bits'. ... doesnt work ;)

Good luck with the Stug!!!

Fledermaus
04-26-2008, 07:01 PM
Some very nifty looking detail work Abdin! I second your comments on not being able to build OOTB. I often start one project vowing not to add 'too much bits'. ... doesnt work ;)

Good luck with the Stug!!!

thanks Martin;) we should add an A to the OOTB term, so it will be:
AOOTB= Almost Out OF The Box in our case:D:D:thumb:

Fledermaus
05-03-2008, 05:39 PM
Hi to all, another small update on the stug IIIB …..

I started this time with the commander hatch lock; here is a photo of the real thing.Im using again photo eched leftovers and some lion roar bolts to detail the hatch.
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/22.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/23.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/24.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/25.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/26.jpg

Here it is compared to the real one
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/27.jpg

Finally the finished hatches
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/29.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/30.jpg

Next I move to do the spare road wheels; first I added the small tubes that connect the two halves of the road wheel as it is going to be seen when installed on the side of the stug, this is Ruben (driver) idea.
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/31.jpg

Then I scratch build the mounts for the spares from styrene
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/32.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/33.jpg

With nuts from verlinden it gets finished
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/34.jpg

With a piece of styrene I did a spare track bar on the front, also added the welding lines to it and to the front plates……
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/35.jpg

And detailed the jack with wing nuts and simulated styrene hinges
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/36.jpg

Forgot to mention opening the periscope end and detail to the scope door……
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/37.jpg

And that’s for now, the final stage now painting and weathering, thanks for stopping by!!

Gopher
05-04-2008, 06:46 AM
looks great!

Panzergrenadier
05-04-2008, 03:43 PM
Great modeling!:)

Flak
05-05-2008, 08:04 AM
Great work...

Driver
05-08-2008, 07:21 PM
And you tell me to slow down!!! Very nice work indeed.

Ruben

Fledermaus
06-05-2008, 07:06 PM
Guys thanks for your comments!!!;)

Well I finally finished my stug just in time, almost photo finish; this has being a fast build and a needed break from the other projects. Let’s get to it…

The model gets its first coat of model master grey
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/Picture064.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/Picture067.jpg

Then a black wash was applied
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/Picture072.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/Picture073.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/Picture075.jpg

After some old fashioned dry brushing and more washes its time to get it dirty…..
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/Picture077.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/Picture078.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/Picture079.jpg

More dirt on the sides….
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/Picture080.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/Picture081.jpg

and This is how it ended looking
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/Picture082.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/Picture083.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/Picture084.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/Picture086.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/Picture085.jpg

And finally the commander figure was added
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/Picture087.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/Picture088.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x171/Fledermaus1/stug%20IIIB/Picture089.jpg

By the time I finished I realized that forgot to put the covers on the rear fenders:mad:, but no problem as I’m working on a base and a couple more figures for the stug an will add the covers at that time, but that’s still on the work bench and coming soon.

Thanks to all for your comments and keep on modeling.

schlichtr
06-05-2008, 07:15 PM
Very nice job Abdin. So your base coat was plain old Model Master Grey? I like the way it came out. What did you use for the dirt?

Roy

Fledermaus
06-05-2008, 07:34 PM
Hi and thanks Roy;) yes the base is model master panzer Grey, the one in spray can, I just remove the air and use the paint with my airbrush, the unused paint is then stored in glass bottles.I mix it then with testors Grey enamel and dry brush the model with lighter shades of Grey. the dirt on the sides is a bit of spakling mixed with apple barrel golden brown and toffee acrylic paints. the dirt on the upper parts is pigments from the doc's O'Brien set, hope this helps:rolleyes::thumb:

James Tainton
06-05-2008, 08:27 PM
Nice looking Stug Abdin!. Nice job.

Sticky
06-05-2008, 08:48 PM
Good finish!

schlichtr
06-05-2008, 10:46 PM
O.k. Panzer Grey and not just plain grey. Thanks. Great job.

Roy

AfRiKaKoRpS
06-05-2008, 11:18 PM
Nice job Abdin. Your StuG looks great. I like the way its done to look dirty.

Chris

Larry Bates
06-06-2008, 12:43 AM
Very nice job Abdin! :thumb:

Laz

Gopher
06-06-2008, 01:58 AM
looks nice Abdin!

Uruk-Hai
06-06-2008, 04:52 AM
Great job, a like the tone of Panzergrau a lot.

Cheers

RickLawler
06-06-2008, 06:00 PM
Very nice finish, Abdin. Its fun to watch everyone's individuality come through on this group build, don't you think?

Take care,
Rick