StuH 42 10.5cm Ausf. G
by Andrew Judson
StuH 42 10.5cm Ausf. G
1/35 scale Stug III Ausf. G is available online from Squadron
Every now and then when I build kits it is fun to throw in a little
more work and make things more challenging. When a friend asked me to do
this kit, I opened the box and POW, the gauntlet was thrown down.
Not only did I have the excellent Dragon kit, but also a Aber etch
set, an Aber metal barrel, Modelkasten drive wheel set, and Modelkasten
tracks. Also included was a nice set of tankers from a Russian company,
When building this kit I had to put a lot of thought into the way I
would do it , making sure that everything fit in place, and not
forgetting any of the etch pieces.
Basically I tackled the kit in two halves, upper/lower hull.
The lower hull went together without any problems and the Modelkasten
drive wheels fitted straight in place. They give you the choice of
early/late wheels and I went with the late versions.
Once together I then dabbed on some white glue around the lower part
of the drive line and sprinkled on some very fine grit to simulate the
build up of grime. I then painted everything, applied washes, and
weathered it all.
Next I did the tracks which are easy, but time consuming.
I painted them, weathered them and for a final touch, rubbed graphite
powder over them to give a subtle metallic finish.
Now the last phase, the top half. This was fun to do as this was
where the majority of the etch lay, and I will admit, at times I was
quite frustrated with it all , but with the help of my Etch Mate and
patience I got through it.
Now came the part where I got to cover up all the extra work,
painting. I chose a late war Tri scheme, Lightly weathered, and added
some subtle scratching over all. I was happy with the end results.
The figures were the last thing to do and these went together without
any hitches, they were painted in winter reversible overalls.
When painting everything was done using an Aztek A470 airbrush, and
Tamiya Acrylic paints. The figures were painted with Vallejo Acrylics
and Mig Productions for all the dust and dirty effects.
I had a lot of fun building this kit and I hope that you enjoy
looking at it.
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