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Trumpeter StuG III Ausf. E in 1/72

August 2, 2015 in Armor

Hello iModelers, finally i managed to finish something. Its Trumpeters StuG III Ausf. E in 1/72 scale. Started in fall 2014 and stalled repeated times and my result is a bit “lacking” but its done.

Problems were the very large opening in the roof of the hull for the sight, too long tracks and a problem with the drive sprockets. To blew some more live in, i made a tarpulin from a paper towel for the engine deck and placed a towing cable in the side of the hull.

Beside this the kit is quite nice and good for a relaxing build, i hope you like it and i made some more pics with my Revell PzKpfw. III Ausf. L in company



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31 responses to Trumpeter StuG III Ausf. E in 1/72

  1. Ausgezeichnet Bernd!!! At first glance I thought it was 1/35 scale!!! I like it very much. Subtle weathering looks great. Amazing job, well done my friend!!!

  2. Nice one, Bernd. These StuGs are always a nice modelling subject, I think. You can do as little or as much as you like and they still look the business. Also. well done for bringing out the detail in this scale.

    • Thank you very much, Rob. A Stug needs “stuff” on the engine deck, so i made a tarpulin from a paper towel and put some plastic parts under, without it would look too “naked”
      But it could be still more.
      These little tanks are still fun to do, but i am about to finish one in 1/35, hope i can post that one soon, here 🙂

  3. Nice work Bernd, as Morne said, it is hard to think that it is 1/72 scale.
    The build looks a larger scale.
    Good job all round mate.

  4. About time. I knew that was yours as soon as I saw it (don’t ask me how, I just knew). Really nice job – especially on that tarp. And I dunno HOW someone could say the tracks were “reversed”. They look symmetrical to me. Unlike some that have ‘pads’ on ’em, they’re straight links/bars/whatever from left to right, aren’t they?

  5. Great looking E there Bernd. The weathering in impressive.
    Now tell me. Is that match for the firecracker you glued inside?
    Oh! it’s to show scale. Never mind.
    Really nice Bernd.
    California Steve

  6. Hi Steve, if i ever will retreat from modelling i will blew them all up.
    Thank you very much for your reply 🙂

  7. Very nice little StuG, Bernd! And PzIII too.

  8. Another of your 1/72 scale gems, Bernd, like the others, this one looks just right, and could easily pass for 1/35, keep them coming!

    • Hi George, thank you very much for your compliment. Some of the newer kits in this scale are on par with 1:35 in details. That makes them to a good alternative for more expensive and bigger kits.

  9. Great work as always Bernd. I like it! Gregor

  10. Nice work Bernd. I like it. Looks like it would be a fun one to build.

  11. Great looking build, the paper towel “tarp” gives the model added realism.

    • Thank you very very much, Mike. Its just a paper towel, drenched in a wood glue water mix, with some plastic parts under it. After its dry you can paint it very easy.

  12. Great looking build Bernd! Very nice weathering and finishing (on both the vehicles in the pics).

  13. Very impressive small scale work, Bernd – I like it a lot.

  14. Wow, brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “braille scale”. Excellent work .

  15. Amazing once again mate, your collection must look awesome by now! I don’t know how you do it in that scale!

    • Thank you Richard, glad you like it. There will be probably a presentation with all my 1/72 scale kits, here or on several FB modelling groups. Incl. tanks, aircrafts and ships.
      This scale was my starting point into modelling and its a good feeling to do still kits in that scale.
      Nowadays kits are more or less on par with bigger scale kits, with a little TLC, they can look very nice and save a lot of space and budged.

  16. Do so love this sweet little tank and the paint job is awesome.

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