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“Eine knappe Sache!” - StuG.III F/8 Early Production - Dragon 1/35 - Sicily


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This was my project for the Panzer III STGB and it was a most enjoyable build. The Dragon kit was a really nice kit, but the instructions left a bit to be desired in a few places.

 

When I’d fitted the crew figure (port side) I thought his positioning made him look like he was looking at something just ahead of the front left fender. So, I wanted something just ahead of that area. I wanted something I didn’t have to buy specially, so when I got the Tamiya figures out of the stash – I thought the running, heavy machine gunner would be suitable – as if he’d just come off the embankment and was just dodging in front the of the StuG. Hopefully, he made it to the next village in one piece! The crew member thought is was a bit of a close call!

 

Kit: Dragon 1/35 No.6620

Paints: Humbrol, Revell, Citadel, Vallejo and Railmatch acrylic paints all applied by brush

Extras: Vallejo European Mud, Tamiya and HobbyBoss/Tristar figures, Redog and Tamiya stowage, MDF, pizza box packing styrene, Polyfilla Multi-Purpose filler, Guagemaster Blended Turf, Army Painter Tufts, twigs from the garden, fuse wire, small jewellery chain, medium thread and MiniArt signs.

 

WIP: HERE

StuG III RFI: HERE

 

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A few similar photos but without the sky background:

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….and a couple on its frame display base:

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Comments and suggestions welcome.

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix

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Very good work.i like the detail stowage on the engine deck. What are you using for antenna elements? They seem a little overscale

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What an action packed diorama.

 

Your brush painting skills are awesome,[ in the original meaning of the word ].

Fantastic modelling, @PlaStix Stix !

 

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54 minutes ago, crowe said:

Very good work.i like the detail stowage on the engine deck. What are you using for antenna elements? They seem a little overscale

Hi crowe and thank you very much for your kind comments. I totally agree with your comments about the antennas. They actually came with the the kit and have been sanded down somewhat as well! I didn't really pick up on how big they looked until these final photos. At some point I will replace them.

Thank you again.

Kind regards,

Stix

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I really like this scene. Especially as I've recently began to take much more interest in the Algerian/Tunisia and the Sicily campaigns.

The Tamiya Stug III was the first 1:35 scale model I ever built, way back in the mists of time.

Naturally it looked nothing like as slick as your Dragon model Stix, but I still have a soft spot for that particular AFV.

 

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14 minutes ago, Cadman said:

I really like this scene. Especially as I've recently began to take much more interest in the Algerian/Tunisia and the Sicily campaigns.

The Tamiya Stug III was the first 1:35 scale model I ever built, way back in the mists of time.

Naturally it looked nothing like as slick as your Dragon model Stix, but I still have a soft spot for that particular AFV.

 

I can recommended James Holland's history  of the Sicily campaign (and his work on the  advance through Italy too).

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7 minutes ago, Knevi said:

I can recommended James Holland's history  of the Sicily campaign (and his work on the  advance through Italy too).

 

Both are on my Kindle and are next in line to be read once I've finished the present book.

Holland is one of my favorite popular historians, so these two ought to be a treat.

😀

I just double checked. The books I have are:-

"Sicily '43" and "Italy’s Sorrow: A Year of War 1944–45"

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That's them. A good combination of personal stories and historical overview.

25 minutes ago, Cadman said:

 

Both are on my Kindle and are next in line to be read once I've finished the present book.

Holland is one of my favorite popular historians, so these two ought to be a treat.

😀

I just double checked. The books I have are:-

"Sicily '43" and "Italy’s Sorrow: A Year of War 1944–45"

 

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7 hours ago, roginoz said:

What an action packed diorama.

Your brush painting skills are awesome,[ in the original meaning of the word ].

Fantastic modelling, @PlaStix Stix !

Hi @roginoz and thank you very much for your very kind comments. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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7 hours ago, Cadman said:

I really like this scene. Especially as I've recently began to take much more interest in the Algerian/Tunisia and the Sicily campaigns.

The Tamiya Stug III was the first 1:35 scale model I ever built, way back in the mists of time.

Naturally it looked nothing like as slick as your Dragon model Stix, but I still have a soft spot for that particular AFV.

 

Hi Cadman. Thank you very much for your comments. This is my first StuG kit but I suspect it won't be my last. It was an interesting vehicle.

Kind regards,

Stix

 

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22 hours ago, Knevi said:

A great vignette, well executed, well composed and nicely photographed.

Hi Knevi. Thank you very much for your very kind comments. 

Kind regards,

Stix

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Stunning work as usual Stix and great composition. The absence of that what caught the crew figures attention is more effective than actually showing it. Very well done 👍.

Cheers,

Ernst.

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