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Author Topic: Tamiya 1/35th Scale StuG  (Read 314 times)

Offline Abwehrschlacht

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Tamiya 1/35th Scale StuG
« on: May 29, 2020, 09:21:08 AM »
I recently built a Tamiya StuG IV 1/35th scale Model and made a short video about it, you can watch it here:

https://youtu.be/IChfUe2JPKg

Offline Abwehrschlacht

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Re: Tamiya 1/35th Scale StuG
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2020, 09:35:02 AM »
And here's a new blog post with some photos of the model:

https://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com/2020/05/sturmgeschutz-model.html

Offline aphillathehun

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Re: Tamiya 1/35th Scale StuG
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2020, 07:30:54 PM »

Would you be offended if I said the Stug IV is an ugly vehicle (love the III though).  But wow, you did a fantastic job on it.  That camo looks great!  There is so much effort put in with hairspray chipping and the like to get a kind of worn look.  Your technique with the sponge is awesome.

The dirt and grime looks great too.

Is this a display piece or do you plan to game with it?

Offline Abwehrschlacht

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Re: Tamiya 1/35th Scale StuG
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2020, 08:04:58 PM »
Ha ha, no offence at all. I'm not so keen on the look of the IV myself and far prefer the III, but they didn't have any in the shop!

Thanks, I wasn't so sure about it before starting, but I'm pleased with the end result.

This is a display model, I have a cabinet full of my models. It's the only military stuff my wife allows in the front room...

Offline aphillathehun

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Re: Tamiya 1/35th Scale StuG
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2020, 09:40:28 PM »

I love Tamiya kits.  They do almost seem to build themselves.

A guy at Historicon last summer was playing What a Tanker with 1/35 scale models.  Makes me think about that....

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Re: Tamiya 1/35th Scale StuG
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2020, 10:38:01 PM »
Nicely done  :- That sponge technique works well :)
Funnily enough I prefer the Stug IV,it’s ugly with a purpose!
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Offline Abwehrschlacht

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Re: Tamiya 1/35th Scale StuG
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2020, 08:36:56 AM »
Cheers chaps, yeah, the Tamiya kits are very nice, even the older ones. It's been a few years since I built a Panzer II so it was nice to see how well they go together.

A mate of mine put on a display at Salute of a 1/35th Bridge Too Far, absolutely massive display game!

 

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