Steen's StuG 3 build thread

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Re: Steen's StuG 3 build thread

Post by Robert Tanzer » Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:53 pm

Looking great Steen
Cant wait to see it live.

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Re: Steen's StuG 3 build thread

Post by Steen Vøler » Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:46 am

Thanks Robert :D

Did some work on the shock absorbers, installed them with a sping cut to the length I believe should work. Field test in the spring will show :mrgreen:
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Re: Steen's StuG 3 build thread

Post by Steen Vøler » Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:51 pm

It's been a while due to a house move, but the build is slowly starting again

Did some welds on the top compartment plate
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Re: Steen's StuG 3 build thread

Post by Robert Tanzer » Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:43 pm

Nice to see that you are up and running again Steen.
Great work with the welds.

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Re: Steen's StuG 3 build thread

Post by Steen Vøler » Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:58 am

Thanks Robert :-)

Question to all the StuG III experts

The periscope opening have a sider to cover the opening when not in use - this makes perfectly sense

I have seen in some builds that the slider is cut into 2 pieces where the short part is being hinged. I have looked through various Stug III reference books and this is a quite common way to do it.

My questions is - Is the functionality of the hinged part being a shot deflector in a upright position as it does not cover the periscope opening when layed down

Se my mock-up pictures :-)
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Re: Steen's StuG 3 build thread

Post by Steen Vøler » Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:19 pm

Slowly progress on the build

Welding simulation of the stug3 casemate is done
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Re: Steen's StuG 3 build thread

Post by Tim Page » Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:45 pm

Looking good Steen.
I always wanted to do a Stug 3 but it is too close to all the work I've done on my Panzer 3 and I don't want to go through all that again.
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Re: Steen's StuG 3 build thread

Post by Steen Vøler » Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:13 am

Hi Tim,
I understand that :-) and bye the way - your panzer 3 is looking really good
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Re: Steen's StuG 3 build thread

Post by Steen Vøler » Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:40 pm

slooowly but steady :-)

A bit more done on the stug3
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Re: Steen's StuG 3 build thread

Post by florian rudolf » Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:37 pm

Looking realy good your StuG. I'm still on the hull basework. Looking forward to make some detailing :D

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Re: Steen's StuG 3 build thread

Post by Roy Beukeveld » Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:52 pm

Nice work on the engine deck railings👌🏼
And some great accessories too, it will be a great StuG :D
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