Funnily enough these photos were the reason I bought this kit. This Stug was knocked out by Baskeyfield at Oosterbeek apparently.It's good to have you along oaths GB Rick.
I think your Stug may be finished just a tad quicker than my Panther! You've really cracked on with the build and it looks nice and tidy.
I see the Stug has a Saukopf mantlet - you could possibly model this as an Arnhem vehicle. Most of them didn't have vehicle numbers anyway and would give you the option to spray the tri-colour camouflage. Although to be more accurate you would need to add Zimmerit.
Anyway it's good to have you along.
If you have any photos of the hangers and stowage detail that would be very helpful. I'll be keeping it generic with unit markings because there aren't any!I've loads of ref for these vehicles should you require it. Should be really easy to fabricate the shorten hangers and the stowage guard rail on the back.
BTW. The bolted mantlet type were also in evidence at Arnhem (but I think I prefer the Saukopf )
I did my research on the units at Arnhem and noted the discussion whether the units insignia were carried. As I had the decal set I thought I would make use of it but I am not 100% satisfied with the camouflage on that vehicle, the one with the side skirts is a better effort I think. I do have a fascination with Arnhem and the armour that found itself in the middle of a major battle, it's curious that you would probably expect tank killers like Stug's to be up against other armoured units in battle normally - but then the humble British paratrooper and Airborne soldier lands in your fruhstuck, kicks your towels into the swimming pool and then starts a fight with you!I like the relaxing tank crew scene!
And you're right with division: Hohenstaufen 9SS - as part of the 2nd SS Amoured Corps, together with their sister division 10SS Frundsberg, were present at Arnhem. I don't think any of the Stugs at Arnhem would have this divisional badge though - most vehicles seem completely without markings apart from the odd national cross.
Looking forward to seeing this Stug progress - you seem to like this bit of armour!