My Stug conversion

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Re: My Stug conversion

Post by Derek Attree » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:10 am

Thanks Guys
Yes I have just slotted one of the side panel holes about 5 mm to get the screws in.
I have also flattened out slightly the rear panel so it matches the base radius.
It was over bent.
Its funny I never unpacked the bits as I never needed them for the Stug build so its
like a new build in some ways.
I think I should be able to get it together now.
I will post pictures in the next few days...

This is getting me back into ther mood to get on with the Comet..but it is so cold in my Workshop which does not have a heater ir insulation at the moment..Brrrrrr

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Re: My Stug conversion

Post by Derek Attree » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:38 am

hi Guys
So I have got the turret together I have to say it was a bit of a struggle :shock:
Now I notice that the panier box that hanges on the back seems to be sitting high.
and it also shows that the top edge of the turret is at an angle on the back.
One side of the back plate measures 97mm high the other side is 99.5 high.
Is this something others have found ?
The top of the panier sits about 9 mm above the top of the turret is this right or have
I got it fixed wrong?
Where it is you can see the panier is an open casting and the gap is large.
Not very relistic :(

Any imput would be good as I want this for the Ally Palace show on the 20th of Jan.

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Re: My Stug conversion

Post by Stephen White » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:50 am

Derek

Happy New Year, hope to see you at Ally Pally.

The top of the Rommelkiste does stand proud of the top of the turret. As a guide, the fold at the top of the bulged section should be level with the turret top. Like this:

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I did find I needed a lot of fitting to get the rear section fitted accurately but I changed the whole geometry of the back (and indeed the top front) of the turret.

Good luck.

Stephen

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Re: My Stug conversion

Post by Derek Attree » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:45 am

Hi Stephen
Happy new year

I will be by the Rose window end with my Model engineering club and I am there for the 3 days.
Hope to see you there.
Hows the Comet ?

Thanks for the picture its a big help

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Re: My Stug conversion

Post by Sarah Frazer » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:57 pm

Hi Derek,

I saw your Stug on Saturday and was very impressed with it. It certainly has come on a long way since last time I saw it, the camo pattern is vey good. Liked the cat on top of it as well.


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Re: My Stug conversion

Post by Derek Attree » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:24 am

Hi Sarah
Glad you like it.
Sorry I missed you I did see Simon Manning and Steve Winstone on Sunday.
It got a lot of interest as did the Pz III turret I got some Armortek leaflets from Robin and they all went.
John Wiggins has posted a couple of pictures of the stug and the PzIII turret in the events
section under LME post.

So I hope Gill gets some new orders and owners.

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Re: My Stug conversion

Post by Derek Attree » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:23 am

Hi guys
I will be at Wings and Wheels this weekend with the Stug.
This is with the UK tank club and Robin Ellis will be with us as well a few
more hardy tankers.
We are at the boat pond end come and say high if you can.

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Re: My Stug conversion

Post by Derek Attree » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:00 am

Hi Guys
Just lifting this for the new members that may not have seen it before.
So this is my version based on the first run of PzIII kits and
finished 2 years ago pictures on page 16 and before.

Just for those thinking of ordering the new issue it may give you some ideas.

Please note this is my own scratch build not the new Armortek kit.

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Re: My Stug conversion

Post by Bob Gould » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:40 am

absolutely awesome! The talent on this forum never fails to amazme me. Well done. :D
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Re: My Stug conversion

Post by Derek Attree » Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:13 am

Hi Guys
My Stug III has gone to a new home to make parking space for the next projects.
The nearly finished Comet and the half track.. :D

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