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Old 04-27-2008, 07:19 AM
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Great work always...Ruben
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:51 AM
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Looks very Bug-like.
Neat!

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Hello Planeteers, thanks for your comments. Now it’s time to continue….

…with the paint!! After priming the stug with red oxide primer (Sorry, no photo of that.) I applied several coats of Floquil Panzer Gray with a little black added since I feel it is too light straight from the bottle.



Then a thinned mixture of vinyl spackling and sand was applied to the lower areas of the hull to represent some mud. The sides…


…the front…


…and the back.


After all was dry I gave it a black wash with oils and a little dry brushing with a lighter tone of gray. The mud was painted with a coat of light brown and a dry brushing of beige. The tracks were painted black followed with a metallic dry brushing. Also, the rubber parts of the road wheels were painted with a mix of black and beige. Then I started to apply some pigments to the suspension.


Here’s another view.


Another pass with pigments and then the tools were painted.


The other side.


This time I decided to experiment a little and instead of painting the rust on the mufflers I decided to do everything with pigments and washes. Here’s the result.


For the cleaning rod rack I cut some wing nuts from the Tamiya Panzer IV accessory sprue and glued them to the rack.


That’s all for now but more coming soon. Stay tuned!!

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Ya baby...paint. The grey looks good, Ruben. I like the idea of doing the exhausts with pigments.

Rock-on, Ruben!!!!!!


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Old 05-10-2008, 09:22 AM
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The rust on the mufflers look real
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:10 AM
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fender flaps

Hi ruben
I like your painting, esspecially the panzergrau.
One point I noticed: below the rear fender flaps there were plates for supporting them (take a look at original pics with raised flaps) which cover the holes. You should close the holes from below.
Regards Robert
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Old 05-12-2008, 11:58 AM
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Excellent work Ruben! The mufflers look great.
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Old 05-17-2008, 11:44 AM
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Hellos again people, another week, another post. Rick, Marco, Robert and Stuke, thanks for your comments; they are very welcome.

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Hi ruben
I like your painting, esspecially the panzergrau.
One point I noticed: below the rear fender flaps there were plates for supporting them (take a look at original pics with raised flaps) which cover the holes. You should close the holes from below.
Regards Robert
Robert, it is incredible the details one misses until someone point them out. After I read your comment I went to my references and took another look and guess what; there were 4 photos showing the plates. I'll fix that right away! Thanks.

But first let me show you what I've done untill now.
After the mufflers were done I applied the decals to the Stug.
The rear one…


…and the sides.




Then using an Naples Yellow oil wash I started to put dirt in the upper areas.



While the wash dries up I took some brass tubing and modified the scissor binocular by adding the sun shades.


Next day I applied more dirt to the Stug using brown pigment.




Here’s a frontal view.


And a birds eye view.


Now it was time to put all together so I installed the gunner’s sight, the commander’s binocular and the cleaning rod rack. I also decided to put an air recognition flag on the roof so I made one with paper and some pieces of boat rigging cord.

Here are some additional views.












I could say that it’s finished but I still need to make the antenna, make the plates for the rear flaps and also try to paint some figures to go with it. So see you soon my friends.

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Old 05-17-2008, 03:12 PM
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Very nice work Ruben. The flag looks great.

I think along with some figures that a bit of stowage would really make a nice presentation of this vehicle. Just a thought.
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Hi Ruben,

It looks very good to me. I was a bit sceptic as to how the red dust and mud would turn, but it really looks the part now!!!

Cheers, MartinD
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