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New customer and forum member here

Post by Roy Beukeveld » Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:20 pm

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
Kind regards,
Roy

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Re: New customer and forum member here

Post by Brian Ostlind » Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:01 pm

Welcome. That’s a great start. Look forward to your build.
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Post by Marco Peter » Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:57 am

Roy: Welkom!
'Konan', my Tiger 1 Mid!
'Gunther', my Panther G!

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Re: New customer and forum member here

Post by Peter Quambusch » Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:02 am

Welkome Roy to the 1/6 scale tankers!
Lord, give me strength to change the things I am able to change.... and patience to endure the things I can not change :-)

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Re: New customer and forum member here

Post by Steen Vøler » 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
cheers
Steen

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Re: New customer and forum member here

Post by Roy Beukeveld » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:29 pm

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.
Kind regards,
Roy

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Re: New customer and forum member here

Post by Kees van Rijswijk » Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:37 pm

Hoi Roy,
Welkom.
mvg Kees

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Re: New customer and forum member here

Post by Tony Heaps » Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:24 pm

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

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Post by Roy Beukeveld » Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:56 pm

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
Kind regards,
Roy

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Re: New customer and forum member here

Post by Roy Beukeveld » Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:44 pm

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 :-)
Kind regards,
Roy

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Re: New customer and forum member here

Post by Don Gray » Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:55 am

Welcome! Fellow newbie builder here in the US. Working on my first Armortek model the Jadgtiger.

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Re: New customer and forum member here

Post by Roy Beukeveld » Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:03 pm

Hi Don, thanks and same to you! Building a Jagdtiger is a serious first model I'd say... Have fun with the build! :-D
Kind regards,
Roy

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