1/72 Italeri Sturmgeschutz III

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Taking a break from the crane build decided to build this Italeri Fast Assembly kit. I have a hard time with 1/72 scale kits at one time that’s all I ever build but with age and my arthritis and eye site there are more changing than ever. This is a very detailed kit and a fun build. This is what I have got done so for I will paint when weather permits enjoy the pics. Lee DF2629AC-B206-48C9-B2E5-F6A148F5C33E.jpeg 4A50C649-F61B-46E1-B8D0-BD737AEC3D0E.jpeg 8F755AD6-356E-45B5-A22C-9F88A373CAD0.jpeg 916F4EF6-686D-43A9-8724-FD4DFA724761.jpeg 0D8F38D2-A2AD-4B8E-BAED-8AC8091F19CA.jpeg 7016BDAB-874F-4E1E-8BF9-573C235BB142.jpeg 8A7AC781-E0F1-48F8-81B4-3DCF77737C30.jpeg
 

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I’ve built a few of these Italeri fast-assembly kits, and they tend to go together well. Details may be simplified, but from a little way away they’re still pretty convincing. Better than Armorfast’s equivalents, certainly.
 

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Pete.
The first thing that I notice was the very realistic track sag. The slight mention of a StuG will bring people out , Steve Rivet Jones should be here soon, unless he's still in the desert.
Looking good ,hope you do the camo version.
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Jakko thanks the detail on these are very good I think you can make something good out of this

Commander Race sorry about the camo not that good at it yet to post but I will not disappoint
 

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Jakko thanks the detail on these are very good I think you can make something good out of this

Commander Race sorry about the camo not that good at it yet to post but I will not disappoint
Pete .
You are quite able ! But that's up to you, what ever you decided it will look good .
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It's been a while since I have seen a Stug III being done. Never seen these quick kits before but it certainly looks okay. Any thoughts on the colour scheme/theatre of operation yet Lee AKA Peter?:smiling5:
 

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Probably go with dessert tan on this one thanks. I read on another post where Mr. Race has a parrot now I thing it’s been pecking him in the head and he’s been talking a lot about Fog lately wonder what is smoking ?
 

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Very neat work Lee. Clear pictures too. Nice one.
A lot of folks knock these fast assembly kits. I've built quite a few and think they're great value, spot on for dioramas and two in a box!

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Not that your probably too concerned about historical accuracy but only seven Stug III's went to North Africa and they were D's and F/8s. Yours looks more like an F. So best to base it in Italy and the desert tan look will go really well. As a matter of interest which division decals have they given you please?

Here is an idea of the look if this helps
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Good luck. Looking forward to seeing the wet stuff.:thumb2:
 
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Yours looks more like an F.
These are Ausf. G, produced in 1943 or early 1944 — the F and F/8 didn’t have a commander’s cupola and had vertical sides with wider sponsons, the later 1944 Ausf. G had the loader’s hatches split in left and right instead of front and back. (This going by Sturmgeschütze — Entwicklung und Fertigung der sPak by Walter J. Spielberger, Stuttgart: Motorbuch Verlag, 1997.)

It also looks like the model has the 10.5 cm howitzer barrel fitted, making this a 10.5 cm Sturmhaubitze 42, so a StuH 42 instead of a StuG III.
 
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Okay back with you now Jakko. We have Stug III Ausf F and StuH 42 Ausf F:thumb2:. Also Stug III Ausf G and StuH 42 Ausf G. I suppose the other give away is the light at the front centre of the vehicle.

Sorry to have hijacked your thread Lee but its always a great place to learn something new. Permission to carry on:smiling5::smiling3:
 
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No worries guys thanks for the help I was going with the tan and have it in the European theatre. I will post the decals ASAP
 

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Very neat work Lee. Clear pictures too. Nice one.
A lot of folks knock these fast assembly kits. I've built quite a few and think they're great value, spot on for dioramas and two in a box!

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Thanks Ron
These are a fun build with the detail to boot. I was hesitant to post it due to it was a Fast Assembly
 

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Okay back with you now Jakko. We have Stug III Ausf F and StuH 42 Ausf F:thumb2:. Also Stug III Ausf G and StuH 42 Ausf G. I suppose the other give away is the light at the front centre of the vehicle.

Sorry to have hijacked your thread Lee but its always a great place to learn something new. Permission to carry on:smiling5::smiling3:
Thank you commander Jones I’m always willing to learn about this stuff
 

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Lee.
The first thing that's catches my good eye is that sag :thumb2: nice. How come my friend hasn't suggested a camo. ! I was made to do one.
Going to have a word with Matron.
John.
 
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