Fernando's Tamiya 1/35 Stug IIIB

Fernando N

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Hi everyone,

Being enticed by Mr. Stug’s GB and never have built a short barrelled one, I decided to have a go at it with this one (yes another B:smiling5:):
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Kindly supplied to me by Mr. Dewire liberated from the lands east, he offered to keep taps on Evilbay and swiftly found me one :thumb2: :thumb2: (again thanks mate).
Firstly the sprues and the Fruils to replace the rubber tracks:
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Painting schemes:
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As my morning run in a winter landscape:
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left me with some energy (and my feet needed some rest too:tongue-out3:) a start had been made on assembling the lower bits:
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Nice to have a working suspension on the first and last road wheels:
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Although my bench was full already:
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Some relaxing Stug therapy after all that putty and sanding business is just what I need:smiling4:, Tamiya’s easy assembly also helps a lot too:nerd:.

Thanks for looking in and have a great week.
Fernando
 

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Hi Scratchy,

The ATL-03's were used till 1942 and had solid horns on the guide teeth as where the ATL-05's were used from 1942 on and had an open horns on the guide teeth. So Andy, it would depend on which year you wanted to place your StuG in. Both are correct as B's served till 1945 in training units and in combat. Neither tracks had chevrons on the link faces. HTHs...

Prost
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Hi Fernando

Great to see you building some AFV stuff. WiIl have a seat front and centre and see what a challenge this gives you. The morning photo is stunning. A very nice part of the world you live in. Good luck with the build

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Evening all,

Andy, yes copy along but the Tammy ones pretty easy to build, just think in tank lines not aircraft…:tongue-out3:
Hi Allen, thanks for answering Andy were would some be without the knowledge of this forum:thumb2: (me included)
Steve, hi mate yes an Afv once again and thanks I have the luck of living only 7km from one of the larger wetlands in Holland:smiling4:.
Fruils and painting are the main challenge here and having no fuss fun is the main objective of course:thumb2:.
Bob, no problem cave’s next to the bathroom anyway and know that feeling each time outside, the cold makes me a tiny bladder old man…:smiling5:
Next to the window for Si:smiling5:.
Stout please Bob:thumb2:.
For other Bob the sauce is Ral8012 Rot Braun:hungry:.

Having the pleasure of an extra day off yesterday, a good step ahead has been achieved.
The fitting of the aluminium barrel was a little tricky due to the space around it, but a semi-quick CA solved that:smiling:.
Neat that Tamiya gives you a bit of the interior and a complete breach to build, will be nice to paint and weather up a bit:
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Some etch to add to the headlights too:
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Only six pieces on the fret, love these simple kits:smiling4:.
Fernando
 
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