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Old 06-03-2013, 02:43 PM
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Sturer Emil

Hello,
I started again on a Sturer Emil that was on the shelf for several years now.
After I saw some Emils on the net I wanted to finish it now.

First the built, I thought that Kubinka Museum made some repairs on its vehicle and that Trumpeter had copied them in their kit.
The first thing I noticed was the round plate with the tiny hinge on top of the fighting compartment, covering the opening of the periscope, that was not very German like so I compared it with a Dicker Max vehicle and changed it. For the rest some changes were made on the front of the vehicle were the fake casemate had been and for the rest the kit is quite good.
Also I closed the fighting compartment in the front.
I used a Voyagermodels, fruil tracks + pulling wheel, a barrel and ammo from armorscale










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Old 06-03-2013, 02:47 PM
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I gave the fighting compartment interior some paint and started weathering the floor piece






That is it for now

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Old 06-04-2013, 02:08 PM
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Very nice and detailed work. I didn't go as far as you did (but with just the aluminum barrel) but wish I had replaced the tracks.

It was a fun build so I'll watch yours!



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Old 06-05-2013, 07:41 AM
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Your weathering skills are thoroughly enjoyable! The fighting compartment floor is just great. I have one of these in the stash waiting for its turn, I'm tempted now to replace the wooden planks on the floor with actual wooden parts as I'm sure I won't be able to match your painting
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:21 AM
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Hi

Nice build of one of my favourites.

The only problem I have with it is the floor colour. It wasn't left wood finished but painted grey as the rest of the interior. Of course with use some of the paint would have been removed with wear and scratches.

http://ww2db.com/photo.php?source=al...igntype_id=459

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Old 06-07-2013, 04:48 AM
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Thanks for your comments, Guys
Alan, you are right. I painted it grey first with some wear, but when the whole fighting compartment was put together it was all grey what you could see, so I took some "Artistic liberty" and put some color in it. What I can do is make the outsides of the wood a little grey to make a suggestion of the original color.

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Old 06-07-2013, 06:43 AM
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I finished mine out with the wood-like appearance.

Just as if they ran out of wood and installed it after they had painted it gray. Either way is good.



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Old 06-07-2013, 10:13 AM
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I gave the endings of the woodwork a light wash of panzer grey, it looks even better now, photo's tomorrow when it is dry;
Thanks to Alan for pointing me in this direction.

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Old 06-10-2013, 09:35 PM
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Nice one Eddy.....good looking interior.

Are the shells removable for painting?

By the way FYI there's a firing cable missing from the gun cradle, if you're interested there was an article years ago in MMIR which shows the location, I could post a photo or 2...

Let me know, PAUL

PS What do you mean by the 'fake casemate'?
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:16 AM
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Hello Paul,

The shells and all the rest inside the fighting compartment is glued in place, so that will take some effort to paint them.
I am very interested in those photo's so I can add correct before the compartment is closed.
During training in Germany there were 2 casemates, one for the driver and another that could be turned over to the frontside so it seems,


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