Mick's StuG 111

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Re: Mick's StuG 111

Post by michael hilton » Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:10 am

Good morning everyone, my wife and I received our vaccinations yesterday. The 'centre' we attended was so well organised. In and out within half an hour. Guided by helpers and checked every step of the way. Army lads in attendance checking masks....you there, stand still, your mask is on up side down madam :roll: Nothing like my TAB T and I do not get forty eight hours excused duties.
I can now concentrate on my StuG. Motion packs arrived, some careful planning here, lots to fit in a tight area. Turned her ladyship over and bounced her up and down to check suspension....excellent results. A most most enjoyable build....Mick
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Re: Mick's StuG 111

Post by michael hilton » Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:32 am

Good morning lads and lasses, to be fair, it's a dam fine morning....weather wise, just popped out to post an important letter, other than that we'm at 'ome, born and bred in the Midlands... :roll:
Steady progress on the StuG front, taking shape now, really like this model :D . I have ordered the 'fuel drum' to site on the rear deck, looks to be an excellent addition.
I will construct the centre section next, and then.....play with the motion pack, I think this is one of the most inspiring parts of the build. When you fire up the engine and then all the sounds, the build becomes alive and you know you are in business....have a nice day and keep safe....Mick :)
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Re: Mick's StuG 111

Post by Roy Beukeveld » Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:13 am

Looking very nice Mick, and with the mudguards on it’s typical shape is really starting to show 👍🏼

The fueldrum sounds like a nice addition, do you have a picture or link to it? I made a couple of jerrycans to sit on the engine deck. I have to see how that turns out.

Keep up the good work 👌🏼
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Re: Mick's StuG 111

Post by John Clarke » Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:45 am

Certainly does look good Mick, I bench tested the Chieftain sound electronics last summer. Seems such a long time ago.
Bringing the tanks to life is one of the wonderful hi lights and the smoker, (sorry gretta :( ) the icing on the cake.
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Re: Mick's StuG 111

Post by Tim Page » Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:18 pm

Hi Mick, if you are planning to fit a fuel drum to the rear then you are probably going to have to relocate one or both of the spare wheel holders already fitted to the engine covers.

Do you have an example photo of what it will look like?

Cheers
Tim
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Re: Mick's StuG 111

Post by michael hilton » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:37 am

Good morning Tim, I like this photograph showing a fuel drum. I have seen some photo's with jerry cans and a large fuel drum, on the rear deck of the StuG....I jumped for joy when I opened Mark's post and saw Liam's latest addition. I had already looked at the possibility of using an old 'baked bean' can....naw :roll:
Spent some time fitting the fighting compartment together...it's a fair old weight, do not need a hernia at my time of life...Mick
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