Very late stug

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Postby 602EAF_Puff » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:44 am

Very nice indeed.

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:30 am

Magnificent :clap:
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Postby Eastern Front » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:06 pm

Tom,

Looks great, must have participated in alot of operations! get the maintenance team in gear to get the running gear back on so she can get back in the fight!! :haha: :haha:

Awesome Stug, love it!
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:18 pm

Oh dear, another TOTM entry ;)

Very nice Tom :clap: :clap:
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Postby c.rainford73 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:22 pm

Tom another inspiring build. You raise the bar for the members of the forum and continue to impress :clap: well done.
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Postby tomhugill » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:35 pm

Cheers guys, I'm starting the like her a bit better now the weathering a progressing. Usually I'm really pleased after the initial ducklegelb modulation and chipping and things get a bit dicey until the weathering is done!

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Postby tomhugill » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:19 am

More done this evening, first Matt clear coat, painted and fitted jack block, spare track link holder refitted, initial track wash, refitted the running gear to see how she looks! Next up will be mud, dirt pigments etc.

Last picture shows my water pot in the garage...frozen! My little.hot air blower is a godsend!ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Postby Jimster » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:54 am

Nice fire extinguisher!

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Postby c.rainford73 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:54 am

Fantastic job Tom :thumbup:
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Postby Lert » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:41 am

Beauty.
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Postby pebblemonkey73 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:57 am

Tank of the month winner there Tom.
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:01 am

Beautifully furnished Stug, Tom. :thumbup: You have some museum-quality add-ons there, as ever. I bought the same blue convoy light last year to fit to my Tamiya Pz IV; but it's still sitting in the rctank box it arrived in (I'm busy with musical projects). I'm especially impressed with the late shielded headlamp though. I've not seen an illuminated one before, and it's just gone on my ever-growing 'must have' list!
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:17 pm

Fantastic Tom :clap: :clap: if ever I do a stug, I want it to look like this, although it won't be half as good looking.
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:07 pm

I read that the internals were already done, Tom, when you picked this up, and then transformed the beast into a beauty. Do the convoy and shielded front lights have inline resistors? If so, do you happen to know what they're rated at? Possibly the IBU2 port for lights has a built-in resistor, in which case I expect they wouldn't be needed. Just curious, though. :) A pic, or pics, of the interior would be greatly appreciated. :thumbup:
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Postby B_Man » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:16 am

Nice work Tom, it's really looking the business now.
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Postby tomhugill » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:03 pm

43rdRecceReg wrote:I read that the internals were already done, Tom, when you picked this up, and then transformed the beast into a beauty. Do the convoy and shielded front lights have inline resistors? If so, do you happen to know what they're rated at? Possibly the IBU2 port for lights has a built-in resistor, in which case I expect they wouldn't be needed. Just curious, though. :) A pic, or pics, of the interior would be greatly appreciated. :thumbup:
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Hey Roy, some interior shots can certainly be arranged. Ive not had to add resistors too the LEDs so I think it's safe to assume the ibu2 output is 3v or what ever LEDs use!
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Postby tomhugill » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:05 pm

Ive not done a lot on the stug recently but hoping to get the weathering polished off this week.

Here's a quick video of her in action

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Postby AlwynTurner » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:23 pm

A fabulous build, Tom, and beautiful weathering and finishing. :clap: :clap: A true work of art and a tank to be very proud of. :thumbup:

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Postby tomhugill » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:42 am

AlwynTurner wrote:A fabulous build, Tom, and beautiful weathering and finishing. :clap: :clap: A true work of art and a tank to be very proud of.

Alwyn :wave:
Cheers Alwyn!

I finally had a chance (read stayed up till silly o clock) to do a bit more work on the stug. Adding wet and dry mud. What versions tried to keep it fairly restrained. I'd be interested to hear any criticism or thoughts on it. Usually it's this stage things come together and the vision becomes reality, on this I'm struggling a little. Ive washed the tracks but they still need mud, sealing and wet effects.

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Postby Soeren » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:56 pm

It looks great already. But with the wet mud up on the sides you might want to look more into the lower hull parts and the wheel hubs. These tend to accumulate a lot when pictures are taken for reference.
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