Bundeswehr Feldumschlaggerät FUG 2,5 t from Takom

I wish you to cross the line on time.
Good job so far. Nobody can tell from the pictures you’ve had some hard time with the exhaust.

Olivier

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Thanks Olivier! I’ll be away for the last week in December over New Years Eve, so I might not finish the build this month. But sure next month.

Main painting is done now. It’s RAL 6031 Bronzegrün (or NATO Green) over all. Needed 2 sessions to get this far … :slightly_smiling_face:




… this is the paint I have used …


… the tyres are painted with Revell No. 9 Anthrazite …


… the clamps did some damage to the paint on the tyres while pressing the wheel rim parts together. Have to do some small repairs here. The wheel at the far left is the spare wheel …


… the forks are painted with a mix of Steel and Black. They look darker in real than here under my bench lamp …


… Main painting is done, now I start with the details. The eyhaust will get a mix of Red-Brown, Steel and Black. Hope to show another update soon.

Have a nice Sunday!
Torsten :wave:

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A lot of progress since my last visit here. And now under color coat as well. I’m building this kit but in a different way for a different vehicle. Watching your build ahead of time helps me see what I have to deal with before I get there.

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Thanks KSO! So I’m your guinea pig … :grin: The build is a bit tricky at least for my clumsy fingers but you’ll get it together somehow. I didn’t always follow the order of steps in the intruction but jumped from here to there and back. Depended on what I was doing. What kind of vehicle do you build? If you like, show a picture here.

Some major steps towards the end of this build were done in the last days. I call the lifter done. The chains are painted with Black …


… wheels are also attached. They fit very tight and the tyres are not glued to the rims. Don’t have a glue which connects rubber and styrene. But they won’t get loose …



… aaaand action! :slightly_smiling_face: The lifter is attached to 4 points on the body …



… spare wheel is also done …


Final paint corrections are done, so all that is missing now are the wipers, mirrors, clear parts and decals. Let’s see how far I’ll get this week.

Torsten :beer:

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Starting to look the goods now Torsten.

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LOL, I’d describe this as more of a ‘Build Leader’ :grin: You’re doing a great job!

I’m using this kit to build a modified Trackmobile (my own design). The build is here: Shunting Loco

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Wow! That’s quite a project you have, KSO! That is really “building models” and not just “glueing parts together”, like I do. I sure will follow that.

This afternoon I have added all decals to the build. Was a matter of an hour os so, nothing compared to my aircraft builds (especially Eduard … :grin:). Still have to take photos, though. Will show later.

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As already mentioned here are some photos with the decals on and suddenly the FUG has turned into “Thor”. And I completely forgot to paint the rubber seals of the windows black. Next progress follows in January as I’m leaving on Sunday for a week.




… the front number plate should be a bit more up but I placed it on the fender by mistake. But that’s no drama …

Okay, that’s all for this year, folks! Wishing everyone here at the Kitmaker Family a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Stay safe and keep building models!
Torsten :wave:

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Looks great. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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Building the seats now. Ok, so parts G29 and G30 fit inside the frame of part G48. Thank you. This is not totally clear in the I-sheets.

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The last touch ups are done, so now I call the FUG ready for working. Later I will add the dozer blade as a load … :grin:

This is sure no easy “add glue and shake” kit as I have noticed. It is my first Takom kit and I hope others from that company are not so difficult to build. The fitting of the head lights is not very good, they are too big. So I had to sand them to make them fit very tight to the socket. But now in the end, I really like how the FUG came out. Main paint I used was Bronzegrün No. 65 (RAL 6031) from Revell. Final coating was made for the first time with a 80/20 mix of Revell Clear Matt and Gloss.

Feldumschlaggerät FUG 2,5 t
GECON ISAF
Versorgungskompanie II
Camp Warehouse
Kabul/Afghanistan

The FUG is made by the company Steinbock, that’s why it’s also sometimes just named “Steinbock” (Ibex), which would fit the Bundeswehr common terminology to give their vehicles animal names.






I want to thank everybody, who has followed my build. A special thanks goes to Hans-Hermann Bühling:
Danke, Hans-Hermann, für die vielen Bilder. Die haben mir so manches Mal aus der Patsche geholfen, wenn ich nicht weiter wußte. Vielen Dank dafür!

Happy modelling!
Torsten :beer:

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Torsten the Fug looks great, congratulations.

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FUGulous build Torsten. It came out fantastic. Very lifelike.

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Job well done Torsten. :+1:

Olivier

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It looks great! Perfectly dusty and without excessive traces of use.(If it’s over)

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I like it a lot, it looks real and it looks heavy! And it certainly is a fun vehicle that doesn’t look like anything else I have ever seen. Those twin cabs…

I of course had to check out the Steinbock product line, their products nowadays aren’t as entertaining as the FUG but I realise that I have seen their indoor picker forklifts at one of my customer’s factories where they feed the product lines with materials. An FUG at that place would have been a lot more fun :grin: !

:raising_hand_man:

Magnus

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Thanks for your feedback, guys! :slightly_smiling_face:

There’s no weathering on the FUG and I will leave it that way. Some of you know that I’m no fan of weathering at all (look at my aircraft builds). If the FUG has a slightly dusty look it comes from the Matt Clear Coating. I’m still testing the ratio but 80/20 here looks fine for me. On my aircraft I’ll most likely change the ratio to 70/30 or even 60/40 (matt/gloss). Will test it.

Magnus, in my company we use Linde forklift. They have a single cabin. Don’t know how many we have but I would say at least 20. We are a big planing mill so they have a lot of heavy duty work.

Nice finish and thank you for the detailed progress because this helped me with my model as well

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Thanks for your kind words, KSO! I’m glad if my blog is of some help for you.

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Yes, very helpful.

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