My Stug conversion

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Post by Sarah Frazer » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:58 pm

Hi Derek,

We are at War & Peace Wed to Fri, so hope to see you and have a chat.


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Post by Derek Attree » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:29 pm

Hi Guys
I will be at Ally Palace with my stug on the Welwyn garden city stand which is again this year down by the Rose window.
I will be there for all 3 days.
Come and say hello... Thanks

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Post by Sarah Frazer » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:29 pm

Hi Derek,

I hope to be there on Saturday, I'll pop by for a chat. I'll be on the look out for a CNC milling machine as well.


Best wishes,

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Post by Tim Bowman » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:55 pm

Hi Derek

Beautiful! Enjoy every post of yours. You should be very proud of your finished Stug. Thanks for sharing this project every step of the way.

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Post by Derek Attree » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:30 pm

Hi Guys
After a year it seemed to be time to get back to the Stug,
One of the issues I had was the gun swivel was to difficult to control so I
have rewired that to the elevation side of the control so I can use the micro switches to limit the movement.
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The next picture show the electrics installed at the rear of the stug.
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As you can see I have a simple lift off rear deck and everything is under it.
the roof is bolted down and is a pain to take off I am going to make some changes to this to make it quick release.

Nice to be back posting

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Post by Tim Bowman » Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:19 pm

Hi Derek

Nice to have you back.

Kind regards
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Post by Robert E Morey » Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:19 pm

Hi Derek,
I agree with Tim, nice to see more of the Stug! Like Pauls JT conversion yours a one of kind masterpiece! The gun traverse is a marvel. Beautiful work, Bob

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Post by Derek Attree » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:57 pm

Hi Guys
Ready for the open day I have been busy finishing off the paint work and cammo
so it will have its first public showing in this form tomorrow.
I will hope to get some photos of the finished thing at the open day and post them here next week. :roll:

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Post by Derek Attree » Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:07 pm

Hi Guys
As promised some photos of my stug at the open day in its finished camo.

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Nearly all done ready to start on the Comet

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Post by simon_manning » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:46 pm

i had a good look at the open day derek, very nice indeed, it is in its own catagory as a build, an outstanding model wish i had one. regards simon manning.

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Post by Tim Bowman » Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:27 pm

Hi Derek

Excellent photos. Thank you for sharing. As Simon said, in a category by itself.

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Post by Nick Farrugia » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:25 pm

Hello Derek
It,s good to see it with its camo on very nice ,congratulations on a superb build
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Post by Derek Attree » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:33 pm

Hi Guys
I am going to be at Ally Palace with the Stug again this year I will be down by the
Rose window end as last year.
One of the things I get asked a lot is what was the tank like before
the conversion so I am building the turret and the upper hull as a
side display.
I am also going to leave it unpainted so people can see the materials used and
how the models are put together.
I started today and built the hull sections and the deck but found the turret will need a lot of fitting to get it together.
The rear panel seems to be over bent. Is that something others have found ?
I am sure I can sort it. This will be out of the box build only.


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Re: My Stug conversion

Post by Adrian Harris » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:58 pm

The Panzer III turret will take a long of fiddling to get it all lined up.

Probably best to get every bolt through, even if very loosely, then ease the panels into place and tighten once they are aligned.

The Panzer III I purchased second hand had had one of the lower mounting holes extended by around 1/4", in order to the screws to line up with the hole in the base plate.

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Post by leesellars » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:02 pm

Hello Chaps

I have built 4 now and none of the turrets fitted correctly first time alot of new holes and redrilling and Tapping.

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