Building the Trumpeter Stug. III Late in 1/16th. Scale

Well I’m starting another Big One , I hope this works out.







Regards
Donald

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It’s funny, that detail you pointed out in photo 7. In one of those Aus Armor videos on the Stug. they had to deal with that very same part.
Ken

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That’s why I pointed it out. I’ll be doing the inner 4 on each side next. It will be interesting to see if the parts fit like they are supposed to.
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Donald

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They fit ok on the right side , it’s the left side that was more of a problem.
The solution is to just fit the guides to the ends of the Swing Arms and only glue after they are engaged .
Here are the Pics. that should explain it. If you glue before like in the instructions it might not work too good.











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Donald

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Now for more of the running gear. All the info. is on the Pics. so if you save them you will have it all.

















Finished for a while.
Donald

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A little interest maby.
I have ordered the Waffle pattern Zimmerit set from Atak Models.
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Donald

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While waiting for the Zimmerit to arrive I started work on the Track.
Here is how I did it.













The next two pics. are from the Squadron Stug III in action book, they show the position of the Track Pin Heads.
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Donald

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OOps it looks loke they cant be used here.
Donald


Well maby they can
Donald

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A little more done while waiting for the Zimmerit.






That’s all for now.
Donald

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Just a little fender work while waiting for the Zimmerit.


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Donald

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I have the gun mounted to the Mantlet.
As usual all the Info is on the Pics.







Finished for now.
Donald

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This is really slow going, I just got the Wheels painted and ready for assembly. I’m still waiting for the Zimmerit from Atak Models, once I get that most assembly can resume. Anyway here are the Wheels & Tires.



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Donald

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I have a little more done while waiting for the Zimmerit to clear customs.












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Donald

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I got the Track painted finally , and the Top Mg. assembled.
Here are some Pics. of the Zimmerit if you are interested.









I’ll be working on installing the Zimmerit next.
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Donald

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Wait, Heller makes one of these?
Ken

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I found Tamiya Extra thin cement good for applying that Donald. Let it leech under the zimm and capilliary action does the rest.

Keith

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Yes; came out about the same time as the one Andy released through Das Werk’s factory. I believe it is the Trumpeter kit (released in 2020?) with some new parts. Two companies, MonoChrome and Gallery Models also reboxed the Trumpeter with new parts/decals.

I believe the difference is Trumpeter is a late model while Das Werk is an early.

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I built both the Das Werk and Gallery kits , they are virtually the same basic kit with some extra parts.
It looks like you could use the Wading parts from the Panzer III if you wanted to.
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donald

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The Zimmerit is in, I had to chase down the young girl that was working as mail carrier.
She drove past my mail box without leaving it for it needed to be signed for . I guess she didn’t want to walk up my driveway .
Anyway i have it as you can see above and will be starting it today.
Regards
Donald

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The Zimmerit is applied to the lower Hull , a very good fit, just a little trimming here and there.







I had to do major trimming on the Zimmerit that goes where the Tow hook up is. I tac glued the deflector and Tow so I could fit the Zimmerit there.

Finished for today
Donald

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