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Mono-Chrome 1/16th Scale Stug III ausf G


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So the weather finally cooperated and warmed up enough to get some painting on the figures done. As I last left them they were base coated black.

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This is the first pass with light grey at highlighted areas leaving dark areas in the recesses.

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Next was the second pass with grey field green and you can see the dark and light areas are blended. Here's a closer view...

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Later I will darken the folds and other areas better for detail and begin dry brushing lights again while picking out more smaller details. More to come...

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Thank you Harv and Peter.....I'm working on it, but the weather plans to get a little too cold for painting. Now if I can just convince the wife to give me a little elbow room in her crafts area (inside the house of coarse) I'll be all set. Wish me luck guys....I'm going in!

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Not much progress to show for the past week.  It's been very busy around these parts. But I did get heads and hats trimmed and fitted...

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After detailed painting I still have headphones and throat mics...not to mention assorted other small details.

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I haven't been able to work on the Stug much over the last two weeks because of work and weather. My workbench is in the garage where there is no heat. A freeze snap has made time there unbearably cold. Now that temperatures have rebounded I can get some done.

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The head bow for the headphones was brittle and unusable. So I fashioned replacements from brass scaps. The throat mics are also not worth the time and will be replaced with lead wire. That's all I have for now guys...

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I know it's been awhile but the Stug has been patiently waiting for too long.  It is time to finish this beast!

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So I continued finishing the pioneer tools and other small details. The side armor will be tackled next. All the crew lack is their throat mics and they go in permanently. I took the "foil" suggestion for the front tarp and I agree it looks way better. A little more paint and it's done too. Sorry for the long delay guys...I was temporarily sidetracked by another project and prepping  for it...something I have never done before. 

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It has spent the better part of 20 years uncompleted in a box. But finish one trip before starting another...right?

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....She's a 3 1/2 foot plank on frame 1/76the scale ship model of the Cutty Sark, the last of the tea clippers. The same gentleman who started the large sub I posted earlier and died in 2010 got frustrated with the brass plates that cover the lower hull and quit this build over 12 years ago. My job, like the sub is to finish her for display for his son who has kept the ship all these years. It will be fun to complete....I enjoy the challenge. 

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The crew finally has their headphones and throat mics added....not much work it sounds like but they were a pain. The bows for the headphones and neck brace for the mics splintered into several pieces when you try to put them on the figures.. 

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The PTT switches are on and the crew is nearly complete. I've started scratch building tree limbs as part of the upper deck camo as well as dying gauze for rolled and draped camo netting. Then all that will be needed is a liberal coating or dust and dirt. The final image will be a Stug near the western front immediately following D-Day in Northern France.

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Just fitting camo netting before I get busy with the dying, coloring, dirtying and all around finishing this project. The accessories are almost complete and ready for mounting. I sure will be glad to put this one to rest.....

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