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Old 08-31-2008, 08:45 AM
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Anyone make an "early" early Stug III Ausf G?

I just picked up DML's Early Stug III Ausf G (Smart Kit) and it depicts changes made from Jan 1943. I want to build a Dec 1942 Stug III Ausf G which has the left side driver's visor and shorter side pannier armour.

Is there any kit out there of it? Or do I have to cut and chop the smart kit?

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Old 08-31-2008, 08:54 AM
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Hey Lawrence,
unfortunately there isnīt any kit out there with the real early features.
I really want to build one of this StuGs as well, so all is left is chopping up the Tamiya G early (havenīt had a clear look in the DML one if it depicts an Alkett StuG as well).
Donīt know if you already know it, but my good friend Wolfgang has built one of those http://stug.ch/stug/stug3/stug3g/
The informations are very helpful.
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:42 AM
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Hi Larry

I hate to hijack your post but i'm building the DML StuG
Smart Kit or I should say rebuilding it after I dropped it
yesterday. Anyway, one of the short antenna(right side) broke
off from the sudden stop with the concrete and I was wondering
if I could put a long wire one in its place?

As you know this model has one of those square tail lights
on the left fender. Should each of those tiny squares have a
dot of red in them?

Thanks for the info
Tony aka Pvt Mutt
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:32 AM
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Hey Tony,
I hope you donīt mind when I answer?
The "short antennas" in fact are just the bases for the antennas over which the real antennas slip and where they are secured with a wing nut.
The upper four lights on the Notek light were green, the two under the flap (hidden by it on most kits) are red and orange.
Here are some pretty nice pics that might help: http://www.kettenkrad.de/notekhi_d.htm
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:29 AM
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Thanks Marcus

Boy did I have it all wrong. No problem with you giving me the
answer. Larry was a great help when I started to build my JT and
it's nice to see him back with the crew.

And Thanks Again Marcus
....Tony....
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Old 08-31-2008, 01:43 PM
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I've wanted to one of these for awhile too, I think the only option may be CMD's conversion kit for the Tamiya StuG.
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I just picked up DML's Early Stug III Ausf G (Smart Kit) and it depicts changes made from Jan 1943. I want to build a Dec 1942 Stug III Ausf G which has the left side driver's visor and shorter side pannier armour.

Is there any kit out there of it? Or do I have to cut and chop the smart kit?

Lawrence
You have to cut it up. The Osprey book on modeling the Stug III has a chapter devoted to this very project.
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Old 08-31-2008, 02:57 PM
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BTW, what color is the StuG interior? The model says flat white, and the models shown in the Osprey book also show flat white, but elsewhere I've read it used the same interior cream color as panzers (except when they simply left it in primer).
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Thanks fellas for the replies. I managed to pick up CMD's conversion cheap for about $9. It's starting to show it's age and I might just chop it up and just use the superstructure.

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