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brokeneagle 06-08-2010 10:00 PM

Stug 3 G wreck on a flatcar
:) Hello PA,
this is my latest infatuation since my Ersatz M10 and my doomed Pz4H (which will now probably become a wreck in this same dio). This particular vehicle will be one of many that will be on a train being pulled by my BR 52. Anyway, back to this particular subject. I was inspired by Panzerwrecks 6 which had a number of photos from 1945 of a railyard with wrecks on route that never made their destination.

This particular photo inspired me. I will not be trying to rcreate this vehicl however as my driver was the new EarlyStug 3 G kit. I wish to modify this to simulate a retrofitted wreck recovered in late 1944 for repair. I plan to make the most of the Dragon kits character and extra detail such as the front drive hosing mount plate. Detailed for leaving off the front wheels.
I have made a number of changes that I will show you as a starting point.
1.Engine bay from Calibre 35 - the Tamiya update I got from a freind did not have the engine bay.
2.Tyre delamination
3.Missing front bolts armour bolts
4.Modified drive wheel - removed sprocket ring and drilled out the bolts and nuts.
5.Bullet splash on front plate
6. front drive hosing plate drilled out and accentuated with some drilling in the screw holes.

Don 06-09-2010 01:07 AM

Hello Ian!

Good theme, I will follow it with interest!
Keep up!

FAUST 06-09-2010 07:00 AM

Wicked work so far... This will be an interesting one to follow.

Panzerjaeger 06-09-2010 04:50 PM

This is going to be a good one!

lupanzer 06-09-2010 07:54 PM

Great one!
...amazing project,Ian...I'll folow with a big interest!

Best regards!

Luiz from South Pole :cool::cool::cool:

brokeneagle 06-09-2010 09:04 PM

Thank you for your relplies, Don, Faust, Panzerjager and Lupanzer.
Interest in a subject always provides me motivation .:thumb:
Lupanzer - are you really at the south Pole at present?:eek:

brokeneagle 06-09-2010 09:27 PM

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My interest in this particular subject is driven by the opportunity to apply changes to the factory product, more detail, charcter enhancement of the subject , soldering opportunities and to make use of the extra detail available in the latest Dragon Stug 3 G offering. The character of the vehicle is a semi-surviving early Stug 3 G that is on the way to being refitted for a second time in late 1944. It has already been fitted with a few 'after market ' additions in the field. Please remember that I have only loosley based this vehicle on my original display photo.

To this end ....
  1. I applied scale hardware 0.5mm fasters to the sideskirt armour mounts
  2. soldered the side skirt joins and hooks after folding
  3. modified the roof plate and drilled out all bolts so that I can have the roof off or just sitting in place.
  4. Modelkasten wingnuts, Aber clamps and various chains (still in progess).
  5. Anvil Minatures T-34 track (now ww2 tracks)
  6. Armorscale turned barrel.
  7. shot hits and scratches
  8. delaminated rubber tyres (previous section).
  9. Sproket rings drilled out and removed from drive wheel.
  10. Enhanced welds at the front.
  11. missing hinges and transferred roof hatch mounting to the rear wall
  12. interior (still in progress).
  13. added retro fitted late model wheels (modified these to the right width)

MZsolt 06-10-2010 02:11 AM

Ian, you've chosen a really exciting topic and the results are amazing so far!

gibbs 06-10-2010 12:33 PM

Nice idea!! it's a good thing to hisinspiration from a historical photo!! and your build is nice!!!

Radek 06-10-2010 02:18 PM


I just love to watch how these kind of ideas come to life! Good luck, the subject is great.


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