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Need some STEEL around here…..Sausage and waffles…

September 21, 2013 · in Armor · · 12 · 1.9K

STURMGESHUTZ! II that is, type G late production, Saukopf (Pig's head) mantlet, with "Waffle" Zimmerit. This is 's new kit with the Zimm molded right on the surfaces, for lazy folks like me who could not get it right. I did this model two ways, one like the boxart, without the shutzen armor skirts showing off the side Zimmerit, and one with. The skirted one is taken from shots of a StuG in Arnhem, with mix and match paint on the skirts, and some greenery. And my newly received Verlinden Trolley-track base. An Aber aluminum barrel and detailed muzzle-brake is on it. NO interior here, (but I still had to mask the tiny vision ports on the cupola). Yes I am actually working on an airplane, but stalled on the----interior.

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  1. Nice job and nicely photographed as well. I like it.

  2. Another pair of Koppos masterpieces.

  3. Certainly a good looking duo, Bill.

  4. These are great, Bill, well made and photographed. The way the tracks catch the light is brilliant.

  5. Are the tracks the kit supplied pieces. They do look quite prominent in the images. Very well done Stug. I do happen to be working on a tank for the moment, 35th scale Tamiya Panzer IV/L70, for the heck of if off of ebay, for less than 10.00 USD heck of a bargain for a kit that brings over 30.00 retail.

  6. Beautiful job,I just finished up the exact same kit.It was a great build.

  7. Thanks much guys, but let me add that these are the same model, just one wears skirts. Yeah Mr. V. those are the kit Magic (tm) Tracks, individual links. Some work to put together but can't be beat for looks. Gotta watch out, a lot of newer Dragon kits come with DS tracks which are just improved rubber bands, that take styrene cements.

  8. Bill,
    Love those StuG's, for some strange reason I've always thought they looked cool. If u go on YouTube, there's a video of one being recovered out of a bog in Russia. It's still in its winter camo scheme and after hosing it off, it's actually a "roller" although being towed. Thanks for sharing your builds!

  9. Always good to see some armor. Try as I might I have a difficult time getting by the tedious road wheels. Must be my short attention span.
    Your Stugs are very impressive to say the least.

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