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New customer and forum member here

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:20 pm
by Roy Beukeveld
Hi everyone,

A new customer and forum member here :-)
I’m Roy from The Netherlands and I ordered a StuG III. It’s the first time I will be building a kit like this, but I have been around in (RC-) scale model hobbies for quit some time.
Having a mechanical background I just couldn’t resist to buy me an Armortek model one day so I did:-)

I have seen so many fantastic builds here, I already spent a lot of time browsing through a lot of topics for inspiration and information.

In the meantime I already started on a Commander for the StuG, I uploaded a short video below if you like to see it :-)
Let’s see how it will fit and turn out once the StuG has arrived and is taking shape.

The amount of information here is really great, I hope you all don’t mind me popping up in some forum thread every now and then:-)

https://youtu.be/HCEysCH3g2g

Re: New customer and forum member here

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:01 pm
by Brian Ostlind
Welcome. That’s a great start. Look forward to your build.

Re: New customer and forum member here

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:57 am
by Marco Peter
Roy: Welkom!

Re: New customer and forum member here

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:02 am
by Peter Quambusch
Welkome Roy to the 1/6 scale tankers!

Re: New customer and forum member here

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:46 am
by Steen Vøler
Welcome Roy

Also bought a StuG III and look very much forward to build it.

Have you decided if your StuG shall be a 1/6 copy of a true tankkiller - I am reading Anthony Beevers book "Arnhem" at the moment, and he writes about a StuG division stationed in Denmark in 1944, that was rushed to the Arnhem battle scene to oppose the attck by the allied.

Didnt know about this, but being a Dane and in a short while having a StuG :D Well - it will be this version I will build. Still need to find out more about this division, so if anyone knows more please do reach out

cheers

Re: New customer and forum member here

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:29 pm
by Roy Beukeveld
Thanks guys!

Nice to hear you're going to build a StuG as well, I haven't decided yet on which division or particular example the model will be based on.
On the moment I'm doing some reading as well, "Sturmgeschutz, Panzer, Panzerjager, Waffen-SS and Luftwaffe Units 1943-45" from Thomas Anderson, and bought the Haynes manual as well.
Do you know the name of the division you read about? If so i can keep it in mind while reading my book, maybe it gets mentioned.

Re: New customer and forum member here

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:37 pm
by Kees van Rijswijk
Hoi Roy,
Welkom.
mvg Kees

Re: New customer and forum member here

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:24 pm
by Tony Heaps
Welcome Roy , i am very new to the forum and Armortek , only started a Rolls Royce Armoured car about three months ago . I have always found it useful to scan the knowledge base before doing anything , always good advice there

Re: New customer and forum member here

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:56 pm
by Roy Beukeveld
Hi Tony,

Yes I agree, lots of good info and advice here on the forum so I'll keep looking into that :-)
Good luck on your Armoured car project, that's a beauty for sure

Re: New customer and forum member here

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:44 pm
by Roy Beukeveld
Steen Vøler wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:46 am
Welcome Roy

Also bought a StuG III and look very much forward to build it.

Have you decided if your StuG shall be a 1/6 copy of a true tankkiller - I am reading Anthony Beevers book "Arnhem" at the moment, and he writes about a StuG division stationed in Denmark in 1944, that was rushed to the Arnhem battle scene to oppose the attck by the allied.

Didnt know about this, but being a Dane and in a short while having a StuG :D Well - it will be this version I will build. Still need to find out more about this division, so if anyone knows more please do reach out

cheers
Hi, i’m reading a book on Market Garden and there is also mentioned that a division on their way from Denmark to Aken is rushed to Arnhem to stop the advancing British army.
It was the Stürmgeschütz Brigade 280. Don’t know if you knew that already but thought i’d share it anyway :-)

Re: New customer and forum member here

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:55 am
by Don Gray
Welcome! Fellow newbie builder here in the US. Working on my first Armortek model the Jadgtiger.

Re: New customer and forum member here

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:03 pm
by Roy Beukeveld
Hi Don, thanks and same to you! Building a Jagdtiger is a serious first model I'd say... Have fun with the build! :-D