Andrew's D-Day GB - Sturmgeschutz IV Early Production

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6 years 3 months ago - 6 years 3 months ago #1 by Andrew
I've lost all enthusiasm for my Tiger I dio for the GB, I'm on somewhat of a limited budget with SWMBO at home on maternity leave, and the costs for the Tiger I Dio were starting to spiral out of control. I'll revisit it one day, when funds allow me to purchase all the remaining components.

I had a hunt through my stash to find something that fits the D-Day theme, and I have decided to build an Early Production Sturmgeschutz IV from 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division Götz von Berlichingen. According to research this division was the exclusive user of StuG IVs in Normandy.

I'll be using this kit



I'll also be using an undecided number of these Fallschirmjager figures. I'll be making them to represent 6. Fallschirmjägerregiment





Will be making a start on it over the weekend. Sprue shots and progress pics coming soon

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
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6 years 3 months ago #2 by Tiger
Cool Andrew. Look forward to this one :)
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6 years 3 months ago #3 by Bishop
Looking forward to this.

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6 years 3 months ago #4 by Glenn
Wahoo a new Stug build,its not a III but will be watching with interest as I have this kit in the stash :cheer:

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6 years 3 months ago #5 by 1/35th Battalion
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Glad to see you back in this action :woohoo:
Any Tiger bits you might like to share? :whistle: :lol:
What tracks had you thought to use for your T1E?

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6 years 3 months ago - 6 years 3 months ago #6 by Andrew
Sometimes the best intentions never work out :whistle:

I made a start using the late production version, only to find that it doesn't have the correct drivers hatch for the time. I think I was being a bit hopefull that DML would include both :evil: I've also noticed that the hull is a mid Ausf J production, so no good for Normandy. Looks like that whole kit will be a donor now :unsure:

Luckily Hobbyeasy has the DML StuG IV Early on special, so for an early Birthday present to myself, I'll be ordering one on the weekend. I'm also hoping to pick up a set of DML Fallschirmjager figures to go with it.

Sorry Dave, No bits going lol I've got myself a set of Friuls for the Tiger :woohoo:

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6 years 3 months ago #7 by Andrew
Small update this morning, box/sprue shots featuring KM D-Day logo





I've made a start, just need to take some pics. Will do that late today

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
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6 years 3 months ago #8 by Tiger
Cool, and we're off :woohoo:

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6 years 3 months ago #9 by Andrew

Tiger wrote: Cool, and we're off :woohoo:


Yeah, finally, after a couple of false starts :whistle: :lol:

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6 years 3 months ago #10 by Andrew
Update time B)

Have completed the worst part of Panzer IV builds, the road wheels :S



Have started adding various lower hull components and attached some of the ATAK zim





Hope to get more done in the afternoon

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6 years 2 months ago #11 by Andrew
Quick update.

Just about finished the zim on the lower hull. Just one last strip to add. Then can start working on the fenders and upper hull








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6 years 2 months ago #12 by Andrew
Burning the midnight oil again :whistle:

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6 years 2 months ago #13 by Bishop
They're such nice kits to build. The zimmerit looks good Andrew.

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6 years 2 months ago #14 by Andrew
Thanks Tony :)

Small update. One side fender 95% complete. I just need to add some mounts for the spare road wheel holder, but I'll do that once I've mated the upper and lower hulls.



I'm going for minimal interior on this as all hatches will be closed. Have started to build the gun assembly.



Hope to get more done Saturday

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6 years 2 months ago #15 by Andrew
Here are progress pics from the few hours I got at the bench over the weekend.









I'm hoping to get construction completed this week :woohoo:

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6 years 2 months ago #16 by Tiger
Nice going there Andrew. In between baby sleeps I'm guessing :blink:
Looks good :)
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6 years 2 months ago #17 by Andrew
Thanks Dave :)

Yes, amongst baby sleeps and rugby games :lol:

Dying a slow death now it is school holidays :sick:

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6 years 2 months ago #18 by Glenn
Nice tidy construction Andrew :)
And she coming together fast :cheer:

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6 years 2 months ago #19 by Andrew
Quick update B)

Still working away. Getting there lol










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6 years 2 months ago #20 by Tony Lee
Nice work so far Andrew,by the way keep the cats away. :lol:

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6 years 2 months ago #21 by Tiger
Steaming along there Andrew.
Looking good. :)
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