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Stug IV - Tank Killer
FabioMoretti
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Posted: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 11:13 PM UTC
How Ive been promised, here they are some photos of my tank killer a Stug IV , I hope you enjoy it.
Although Im not participating...
Cheers














Henk
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Posted: Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 02:17 AM UTC
Looks very good aswel Fabrio, I like the Zimmerit, how did you do that? One thing I noticed, the jerrycans only have two handles, I would replace them with some other ones with the correct three handles.
Very nice weatering also. What more of these beauties have you got hidden from us.. :-) :-) :-)

Cheers
Henk
FabioMoretti
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Posted: Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 07:17 AM UTC
Hi Henk, thank you...for the Zimmerit I use a soldering Iron


a small spring like this,


and a small blade of Olfa knive


I put the spring in the iron tip and the blade enter of the rings of the spring, start the iron and let to warm, with carefully doing zimmerit markings on the kit with the blade.

I hope you understand...
Henk
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Posted: Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 05:31 PM UTC
I do understand, you actualy 'melt' the zimmerit into the kit, rather than putting something (like putty) on the surface of the kit... very brave, I never tried that, as I'm to worried to damage the kit, but you did it well. It looks good,and you have really captured the texture well, but the only problem is that at some of the edges of the zimmerit it won't look like a 'layer' on top of the actual vehicle (such as zimmerit was)because it's melted into the plastic. When using a medium like putty you represent the idea of zimmerit more naturaly, so maybe that might be an idea to try on your next model. I'm sure that with your skills you would be able to use that technique to it's full potential.

Do show us more of your work, it's looking good.

Cheers
Henk

ps,

You seem to have good layout skills aswel ( for articles), you use photo's and captions in a very nice way. Once you get familiar with the site, I think you should submit some articels to the site as features, for example you could write a small 'story' of how you did the zimmerit on your StuG with some pictures for the 'features' part of the site.
FabioMoretti
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Posted: Friday, February 04, 2005 - 01:31 AM UTC
Hi Henj, you have reason, in this way you dont seem that zimmerit is applied on the surface of the tank such a mass, you seem that it is casting. I like the idea of writing an article for this site, I think about it...
Thank you about the jerrycans...Ill try to fix it...

Cheers...
warhog
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Posted: Friday, February 04, 2005 - 07:01 AM UTC
nice looking stug,also looking forward to your article!!!!
FabioMoretti
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Posted: Saturday, February 05, 2005 - 01:09 PM UTC
Thank you Warhog...thats ok...Ill making and submit the article...as soon as possible..

Cheers
mondo
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Posted: Saturday, February 05, 2005 - 06:37 PM UTC
I dig your stug. I've got the same on but not as well done as yours. Good job and great idea on the zimmerit. I can recognize some of the stowage.


I also have the same figure sets from Academy. They're really good buy they are huge. I think just a shave under 1/32 scale. I had them paired with some of the DML figures and they slightly bigger. Pair them off with the Tamiya and it would just be ridiculous.
Sensei
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Posted: Saturday, February 05, 2005 - 07:24 PM UTC
Very nice stur indeed!

Im doing one right now for AO campaign (mine is Italeri)

One thing i noticed is that you have a certain ammount of yellow dust on sideskirts but you have less of it on the wheels and none on the tracks, it should go other way, mote on tracks and the wheels than on skirts. But thats easily fixed

a very good work indeed!

Mirko
FabioMoretti
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Posted: Monday, February 07, 2005 - 05:28 AM UTC
Thank you guys...Ill try to fix it too...Mirko..I ve been praticed Aikido..but only 6 months...this is the best of the martial arts...
Cheers
FabioMoretti
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Posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 12:23 AM UTC
Here the Stug IV...as a part of a vignette "Sharpening the Claws II"....

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=45541&page=1