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9 years 8 months ago #91 by agyoung33
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Bishop wrote: Bump, how's this going?


Mate. Slow progress, added afew pieces to the lower part of the gun mount. A combo of travel (I spent a total of 13 hours in Welly before driving back to Auck - got back at 3.30am!), work has been going bonkers, and just watched the quarters on TV! I see you've been gunning it as usual!

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9 years 8 months ago #92 by Dean
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Suffering Rugby overload ? Got a week to get some modelling done before the semis.

My wife calls me a curmudgeon. I haven't looked it up but I assume it means "fun loving and free spirited" or some such twaddle. I inform and perform over at www.militarymodels.co.nz and stick my oar in here as well. My passion is WWII 1/35 armour but I'm coming around to liking the odd 1/32 thing...

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9 years 8 months ago #93 by agyoung33
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Well, it's overload everywhere at the moment. Got alot of evenings taken up by work as well. Progress is slow on the plastic front. I've also gone into thinking mode as to how I want the gun assembly to fit the platform. It all takes time as they say.

Ofcourse I could always kidnap some of Bishops elves to help me....

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9 years 8 months ago #94 by Andrew
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Did you want a loan of one of my StuG kits to use for a pattern for the parts you need to scratch?

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9 years 8 months ago #95 by agyoung33
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Andrew wrote: Did you want a loan of one of my StuG kits to use for a pattern for the parts you need to scratch?


That's choice of you mate, but I do have adequite sources. Not dimensioned line drawings of the assembly, but enough. It'll be as precise as I can make it but it won't be anything special seeing as alot of it will be under cover. And I really don't want to an inconvenience to you.

Again, thankyou for your kind offer Andrew. :)

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9 years 8 months ago #96 by Dean
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These are really helpful for guides

www.cmkkits.com/en/detail-sets-accessori...ug-iii-interior-set/

If you click on the links for the instruction pages they have some really handy line drawings of the various parts.

My wife calls me a curmudgeon. I haven't looked it up but I assume it means "fun loving and free spirited" or some such twaddle. I inform and perform over at www.militarymodels.co.nz and stick my oar in here as well. My passion is WWII 1/35 armour but I'm coming around to liking the odd 1/32 thing...
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9 years 8 months ago #97 by Andrew
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No inconvenience B)

Offer still stands if you change your mind.

Dean's link is good. I've printed several relevant pages for StuG interiors :cheer:

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9 years 8 months ago #98 by agyoung33
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Thankyou again guys. That link is something else, isn't it! A kind of scratch builders heaven, isn't it? :cheer:

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9 years 8 months ago #99 by Bishop
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Certainly is. The closest you get to crawling around inside.

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9 years 5 months ago - 9 years 5 months ago #100 by agyoung33
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Hi again, it's been awhile, the job was more than I expected but it's done. And with afew days off over the xmas break and new years I've had a chance to cut some plastic....

As a general note everything was done pretty quickly and simplified. I couldn't be bothered with agonising over this detail and that detail and lets face it, half of what is done won't be seen anyway.

Here is the base to the gun cradle; the cradle itself;
and reworking of the breech.









The base needs some support struts running from the legs to the walls but I'll add those when I have lengths I need. Same with the cradle - I've got the kit periscope and need to line that up properly with the opening in the roof.








And dry fitted to the rest.













Somehow, this sequence has been quite a pleasure to do - not a bugger or a pain the the neck....As usual, any comments, good or bad are welcome. Knowing some of you lot, you'll most probably whine about going back to work after the holidays! :P

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9 years 5 months ago - 9 years 5 months ago #101 by olive drab
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I'm due back on the 24th and hating it! Not your scratch building though! :)
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9 years 5 months ago #102 by Tony Lee
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Nice scratch work AG.

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9 years 5 months ago #103 by Maarten
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Excellent scratching!!

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9 years 5 months ago #104 by Andrew
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Nice work! Awesome to see this back at the bench! B)

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9 years 5 months ago #105 by Glenn
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nice work man,going to need to copy some of that for a future build :)
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9 years 5 months ago #106 by agyoung33
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Thanks chaps!

It's nice to be back in the saddle again after what seemed like an eternity! Looking around the Stug club, it seems like I'm the Johnny come lately around here!!!

Check back with me WRod when you're about to get into your build and I can flick you some great pics to work off.

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9 years 5 months ago #107 by agyoung33
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Cripes, been busy during the holiday period.

Added some small refinements to various pieces...





The basket for spent casings wasn't as big a pain as I thought it would be. I thought originally that I could do it with DAS and a shaper, but soon gave up that idea. Still, for what it is and just how much can be seen I'm satisfied. (although later I'd be in for a shock).



I knew the spaces for the hatches where pretty wide, but the space that can be seen through the periscope sight opening is a monster. Anyway, various pics through the "holes".











The bars for the recoil guard are too thick but I can live with that. Onwards.

I had a look at the instructions that came with the kit and I'm not far off. I reckon a basic drivers seat, which I could nick from the spares in the 251 flammpanzer; a box for the transmission; rough mockup of the drivers vision port; chairs for the commander, gunner and loader; some personal stowage; radio; couple more ammo boxes; extension for the scissors periscope and that will be that for the interior! I think only the radio setup and and commanders seat mechanism could prove to be tricky.

Otherwise.... :)

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9 years 5 months ago #108 by Bishop
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Now that's real scratch building. Good to see a StuG on the move again. They're all waiting patiently looking at me.

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9 years 5 months ago - 9 years 5 months ago #109 by agyoung33
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Bishop wrote: ....Good to see a StuG on the move again. They're all waiting patiently looking at me.



Thanks Bish!!

Yeah been awhile but very enthused about the vehicle at the moment. I may actually finish it in under a calender year! :silly:

Aren't you well on the way with any number of StuGs here?

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9 years 5 months ago #110 by Maarten
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:woohoo: Top!

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9 years 5 months ago - 9 years 5 months ago #111 by Andrew
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I agree, it looks really good through the hatches. It will look even better once you get some paint layed in there B)

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9 years 5 months ago #112 by agyoung33
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Thanks Andrew,

hopefully the paint is not too far away!!

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9 years 5 months ago - 9 years 5 months ago #113 by agyoung33
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Moving along here....

Managed to do some work on the drivers interior space, abit of small detailing to the gun - alittle bit of this, a little bit of that....




Here's the start. I hunted high and low, and finally found an old Soviet fuel tank that I could saw an end off. There's also ammo boxes on the right hand side that were very easy to knock up. I decided that to build anything before those boxes was a waste of time so you could say I cheated and only did half the job.... :silly:




It gets pretty cramped in there.

You can just see the drivers vision port as well, so I made a rough mockup of that. And ofcourse the drivers seat. The port looks like something from the Transformers!



I decided too, to only build a rudimentary transmission. Again, not alot seen from the open hatches. Most probably did too much actually.






And dry fitted together. Because of that giant opening for the cannon sight I felt the need to add afew little details like bolts etc. I still have to figure a way of adding the brace at the front end of the cradle that holds the gun to it....Eh, it'll come.


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9 years 5 months ago #114 by agyoung33
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Afew more shots.






Really enjoying this build. Very relaxing! :)

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9 years 5 months ago #115 by Bishop
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Oh Man, It lives. Now that's good scratch building.

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9 years 5 months ago #116 by Tony Lee
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That's a lot of scratch in a very small space :woohoo:

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9 years 5 months ago #117 by Glenn
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Nice scratch building,love the extra detail you have added
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9 years 5 months ago #118 by agyoung33
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Cheers guys;

getting closer and closer to busting out some moves on the airbrush!! :lol:

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9 years 5 months ago #119 by Maarten
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Excelent !

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9 years 5 months ago #120 by charlieboy
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great work so far that scratch building on the interior/etc is first class. a coat of paint will bring this alive.
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