Steen's StuG 3 build thread

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Steen's StuG 3 build thread

Post by Steen Vøler » Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:48 am

Hi all
With the StuG 3 soon to be delivered, the build thread can be started up :D

2 large boxes will be delivered Wednesday 21. October 2020
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Re: Steen's StuG 3 build thread

Post by keithbraun » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:08 pm

Got mine today. I have never had the opportunity to build anything like this and have been waiting a couple of years for the right model. Since the announcement of the re-release of the Stug I've been doing a little research into what theatre of the war I'm going to base it.

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Re: Steen's StuG 3 build thread

Post by Robert Tanzer » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:56 pm

Happy for you Steen. :D

I will follow this build very closely.
Today must be like the day before Christmas.

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Re: Steen's StuG 3 build thread

Post by Steen Vøler » Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:08 am

This morning I picked up the boxes at work and put them in the car

Just need the day to go fast :-) and then home and unpack to do the inventory check.

First impression of the boxes is a WELL DONE Armortek. Boxes are of high quality, very firm and not a single spot of transportation damages so a big thanks to UPS also

Sorry for the shaky second picture, but the cart was loose as it is quite windy here this morning :lol:
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Re: Steen's StuG 3 build thread

Post by Robert Tanzer » Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:31 am

I am so happy for you Steen :D

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Re: Steen's StuG 3 build thread

Post by Steen Vøler » Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:13 am

Thanks Robert 8)
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Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:34 am

Looking forward to watching your build log! 8) Regards Phil.
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Post by Steen Vøler » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:02 pm

thanks Phil - I will post regulary and the fist set of pictures are of the unpacking

Really really well packed and a pleasure to dig into the "popcorn" searching for treassures 8) After all that fun, I poured all of the popcorns into 1 of the boxes and gently handfull by handfull move the popcorns into the empty box, making sure no small items was hidden in it.

Everything was layed on the floor to get an impression of the parts and there are a lot of parts as you can see.

My wife has 8 (same as the certificate number) as her lucky number so now she feels the StuG is a shared tank :D :D :D Well - lets see about that :wink:
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Re: Steen's StuG 3 build thread

Post by William Gardeniers » Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:38 pm

Congratulations on your new tank Steen.
And new clothing :D
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Post by Steen Vøler » Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:55 pm

Thanks William
You have to dress properly for this build 8)
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Re: Steen's StuG 3 build thread

Post by Roy Beukeveld » Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:31 pm

Hi Steen,

That looks very familiar, i got mine as well ;-)
And i agree the packaging was a top job.

Enjoy your build! :-)
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Post by Steen Vøler » Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:08 am

Thanks Roy and likewise :D
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Re: Steen's StuG 3 build thread

Post by Steen Vøler » Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:08 pm

Started putting together the 2 tracks with 92 links on each side. Used about 3.5 hours to put them together and still need an hour or so to finetune the pins around the splitpins.

As you can see at the picture with my fingers - you do get at little "grey-metal primed" during this :D
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Re: Steen's StuG 3 build thread

Post by Steen Vøler » Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:08 pm

One track side now fully completed
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Re: Steen's StuG 3 build thread

Post by yves mouton » Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:51 pm

hello Steen,

I see that you start your build
i am also started on the stug, i also workt on the tracks and now
i am working on the hull i will post pictures soon.

best regards Yves

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