Saturday, March 21, 2009

Dragons Stug IV Late

I've got a couple of kits I'm working on for the Panzer IV group build on Missing Lynx Braille Scale group. The group build is being done in conjunction with Braille Scale Monthly Competition. The group build runs from February to May. Rather than competing, I'm using the group build as inspiration to build several Panzer IV class kits that have been shamefully accumulating in my "stash" (my wife would probably call it my own private hobby shop). Anyway, I'm trying to build the kits out of the box as much as possible. Only adding after market goodies if I already have them handy.

So without further ado, here's a couple of shots of my nearly ready to paint Stug IV late, by Dragon.

I can't comment very much on the accuracy of the kit, as German armor isn't really my thing, atleast not the Stug IV (why was it in my stash then....because I'm sick!!!).  I don't have very much if any reference material on the Stug IV.  Fortunately there is the internet, and a google search eventually set me on the trail of a Stug IV recently pulled out of a river in Poland.  The museum restoring the Stug has a great website,, that is documenting the restoration process, and was a veritable treasure trove of information while building the model. The only modification to the kit was a slight modification to the spare roadwheel box, replacing the molded on lift rings with ones made out of stretched sprue, and hollowing out telascopinc sights and machine guns.

1 comment:

Joanne said...

Hobby shop? I think you mean model warehouse :)