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Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 09-23-2009, 06:42 AM
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Posted By Andreas Larka
A couple of pics of late StuG-butts... ...

A couple of pics of late StuG-butts...

http://www.andreaslarka.net/ps531053/53105309.jpg

http://www.andreaslarka.net/ps531043/53104304.jpg

http://www.andreaslarka.net/ps531052/53105205.jpg
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 09-17-2009, 04:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 27,521
Posted By Andreas Larka
All StuHs were manufactured by Alkett. But you...

All StuHs were manufactured by Alkett. But you are right about the interlocked rear deck and lower hull. And you have made a beautiful job!
Forum: Your important news and kit reviews. 07-10-2009, 05:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 17,764
Posted By Andreas Larka
No problems, and thank you for your nice words....

No problems, and thank you for your nice words. And yes, the restored StuG is "pretty as a baby pig" (a Finnish expression, means something very positive...) it's just the mantlet that causes all...
Forum: Your important news and kit reviews. 07-09-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 17,764
Posted By Andreas Larka
Why is that such a miracle? That shouldn't be...

Why is that such a miracle? That shouldn't be such a big secret...

Greetings from one that still think that this StuG left the factory with the welded mantlet...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 07-03-2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,126
Posted By Andreas Larka
The extra-armour is a Finnish modification. If I...

The extra-armour is a Finnish modification. If I recall correctly there are pics of this tank in Finnish use prior to the addition of the extra-armour. I don't remember seeing any Soviet tanks with...
Forum: Your important news and kit reviews. 07-02-2009, 12:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 17,764
Posted By Andreas Larka
The StuGs (Ausf. G) were assembled in three...

The StuGs (Ausf. G) were assembled in three different factories, MIAG, M.A.N. and Alkett. The vehicles are basically identical, but there are some technical differences depending on the manufacturer...
Forum: Your important news and kit reviews. 07-01-2009, 06:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 17,764
Posted By Andreas Larka
Of course. Up to three officially counted...

Of course. Up to three officially counted times... :p


Nope, we have a bunch of Alketts to, but as we were talking about MIAGs I only mentioned them. I have them all listed on my homepage (open...
Forum: Your important news and kit reviews. 07-01-2009, 05:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 17,764
Posted By Andreas Larka
No problems, and no, I won't shoot you just...

No problems, and no, I won't shoot you just because Doyle hasn't done his homework.

Here is a list of the StuGs that were delivered to Finland:

Finnish registration number - Factory -...
Forum: Your important news and kit reviews. 07-01-2009, 01:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 17,764
Posted By Andreas Larka
Some of the MIAG StuGs here in Finland are...

Some of the MIAG StuGs here in Finland are runners, but they are not "fully restored" like the one in the Littlefield or Sd.Kfz. Foundation -collections. I.e. restored in- and outside, painted and...
Forum: Your important news and kit reviews. 06-30-2009, 06:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 17,764
Posted By Andreas Larka
Except of course the 13 MIAG StuGs we have here...

Except of course the 13 MIAG StuGs we have here in Finland... :p

Otherwise very interesting to se a MIAG vehicle with the Saukopf mantlet. Is this really the original configuration?
Forum: Reference 01-25-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,711
Posted By Andreas Larka
These colours are quite as they should be (except...

These colours are quite as they should be (except for the freshly painted glossy parts):

http://www.andreaslarka.net/ps231001/200810_23100153.jpg
Forum: Sturmgeschuetz Group Build (closed) 01-19-2009, 04:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,650
Posted By Andreas Larka
Oooh! That's right! It's a StuH you are...

Oooh! That's right! It's a StuH you are building... "I am so broke, I can't even pay attention..." :o

If I recall correctly, the StuH has another ammunition bin right behind the commander, on the...
Forum: Sturmgeschuetz Group Build (closed) 01-18-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,650
Posted By Andreas Larka
Nope. Not under the floor. But like this: ...

Nope. Not under the floor. But like this:

http://www.andreaslarka.net/ps531045/2006_53104534.jpg
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 11-10-2008, 01:13 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 320,291
Posted By Andreas Larka
So it seems. In real life this vehicle should...

So it seems. In real life this vehicle should have been repainted already...

Please note that weld-seams doesn't rust! It would also be quite unlikely that the loader's hatch would have rusted...
Forum: Reference 10-17-2008, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,305
Posted By Andreas Larka
Come on! "The rest of Europe" goes from Norway in...

Come on! "The rest of Europe" goes from Norway in the north to Crete in the south... What kind of churches do you want? Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Dutch, Belgian, Luxemburgian, German,...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 09-20-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 43,448
Posted By Andreas Larka
Nope, I hadn't seen that one before. Some...

Nope, I hadn't seen that one before. Some comments: Wrong concrete, wrong stowage and uuuuuuugly logs... :)
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 09-20-2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 43,448
Posted By Andreas Larka
Mr. Surfacer is simply liquid putty. Can be used...

Mr. Surfacer is simply liquid putty. Can be used to fill holes or, as we see here, as a primer. Here is some more info (http://www.swannysmodels.com/Surfacer.html).
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 09-20-2008, 01:20 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 43,448
Posted By Andreas Larka
Just a small note: A StuG with the early...

Just a small note: A StuG with the early fighting-compartment (early roof and bolted on armour in front of the loader) shouldn't have any Pilze-mounts on the roof, and the roof should be fastened...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 09-19-2008, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,434
Posted By Andreas Larka
A very nicely built, painted and weathered model....

A very nicely built, painted and weathered model. However - apparently due to Dragons instructions - you have attached the bolted-on armour to the lower front of the hull. That one should have been...
Forum: Sturmgeschuetz Group Build (closed) 04-17-2008, 03:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 22,297
Posted By Andreas Larka
Yes. And the same in Swedish: Om man tänker...

Yes.

And the same in Swedish: Om man tänker sig att kupolen är vänd rakt framåt (den är ju 360 grader vridbar) så skall den igensvetsade biten vara vänd framåt, och kikaren skall sticka upp bakom...
Forum: Sturmgeschuetz Group Build (closed) 04-16-2008, 05:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 22,297
Posted By Andreas Larka
1) Yes 2) Yes. Is there a shorter "Finnish...

1) Yes
2) Yes. Is there a shorter "Finnish type" available?
3) Yes.
4) No. The early ones had the bigger tarp covering the front part of the roof. It had a hole for the gun.
5) The stand is quite...
Forum: Sturmgeschuetz Group Build (closed) 03-15-2008, 01:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 20,045
Posted By Andreas Larka
I nippa-nappa remember seeing the pic. Taken from...

I nippa-nappa remember seeing the pic. Taken from behind on some kind of ferry? Don't remember the size of the box.

I guess the most important modifications were made first and the less important...
Forum: Your important news and kit reviews. 03-13-2008, 12:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,139
Posted By Andreas Larka
And now the world is going to build StuGs with...

And now the world is going to build StuGs with Alkett Zimmerit and MIAG fendersupports...
A later pressed fendersupport (a'la Tamiya StuG III G early) would have been the correct one.

Furthermore...
Forum: Sturmgeschuetz Group Build (closed) 02-25-2008, 04:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 20,045
Posted By Andreas Larka
Oh, apparently I didn't express myself clearly on...

Oh, apparently I didn't express myself clearly on this issue. Sorry!

By "overspray" I meant that the original colour would be red and upon that (in places) there would be yellow "overspray", i.e....
Forum: Sturmgeschuetz Group Build (closed) 02-20-2008, 12:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 20,045
Posted By Andreas Larka
OK. Will do. Don't mess up the commander's...

OK. Will do. Don't mess up the commander's cupola: http://www.andreaslarka.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=67
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