It is a Smart Kit’s III assault gun. It’s equipped a winter equipment Winterketten.
Chassis and wheels are under making. I used a motor tool for sanding, work will progress efficiently. I worked with handling so many parting lines, routine work while listening to favorite music.
The exhaust fan is also reproduced on the upper part of the above-mentioned ventilator. Since a cover is attached, it is not usually visible. I think some of the labor of this craftsmanship may be applied to the reconfirmation of assembly instructions. The kit itself is the highest.
The inner sides of the periscopes are transparent parts. Since the square of a working mat is 1 cm, they are tiny parts. Although it is a free peephole when it sees from the outside, it is interesting that it turns out that the inner side is such a mechanism.
It is a wire net that prevented hand grenade throwing in by the enemy. We can choose injection and photo-etched parts, both preferred. Injection part handling is easier, but I chose to etch here in response to the spirit of Dragon Models.
Attached are the strap belt and fastener belt of the etching part with the submachine guns. Since the junction to the antenna base is very weak, so I used a brass line inside the antenna and raising the adhesion intensity.
Attachment directions of the D11 front armor part were missed on the instruction, I did not notice in the last. I wonder the machine gun. Now only a machine gun shield is attached. There’s no direction, but parts are in the box. The dragon’s kit has so many parts and many no-used parts, I don’t know how to do it but I consider it later.
I don’t like the method of finishing up some modules to one at the last point, with a fender on either side and the front part, a central fighting compartment, and a rear part. Because I’m worried about those modules are united to one tank with no mistake. The last process is fairly serious, delicate, and difficult…
It will be completed assembling after I attached some parts and the caterpillar is rolled. Seeing from here, there is a volume of front armoring considerable.
How do I paint inside of this tank? Many hatches are opened. Or attaching a figure to cover all the hatch. I should have painted the inside in white at least.
The 3rd one. Since there is no place to fit this pose, he is sitting down here forcibly. I think all figures do not need to fit completely this Stug III, cause like an accessories level for this tank. In case we need complete fit, there’s a necessity for reconstruction somewhat.
Although there are all four crews at the Stug III assault gun, I have made 5 crews in concentration. OK, one person is from another tank and comes to a chat. It is a relaxed atmosphere fundamentally.
It’s major surgery, right and left caterpillar were peeled away while pouring in adhesives, and some of the small road wheels were broken. After that, I used a lot of adhesives to make a soft caterpillar for fitting to sprocket wheels and idler wheels.
There are some rough points by correction of caterpillar, it may be able to recover by snowy weathering, etc. I thought it would carry a machine gun but after amending the mistake, it’s all finished, I depressed.
Having loaded the forward right with the sandbag. Made it like a tank crew’s floor cushion with a poly putty surplus in the correction of the figure. It was the touch that may fit very well after painted the figure, I put him on the sandbag again.
I painted them in white and the atmosphere of combatant in the snow battle came out at last. Before carrying out the brush painting, I blew Mr. Color paint roughly. So far, the process of vehicle and figure, it’s all airbrushing. Seemingly, more detailed painting is required brush paint.
Although I was busy recently and having no time to make this kit at all, I pumped up myself and completed it now. I’m not disheartened by the correction of mistook direction of a caterpillar, five figures were also completed.
Self-propelled anti-tank gun’s first reason to design purpose at the beginning is the fire support to the infantry soldier which needed direct firepower for trench or pillbox.
The target is shifted to enemy tanks, this type of model has a very low height and it’s good at ambush attacks.
After carrying out washing in white, I also tried to perform in gray, but the tank became dirty too much, and I stopped it, only whitewashing is good this time, I suppose. Changing was attached in the portion on which camouflage paint and snow are piling up.
The headphone code was made by loosening the battery power cord, pick up thin copper wire, and connected to the headphone and the receiver.
They are fighting in the arctic cold of Russia, complexion seems to be cold as for this time, blue which is transparent cold like ice, how are they?
Is a mustache done too much? Painting is difficult for white heavy winter clothing if a shadow is written much, it becomes dirty. Since it was modest in the winter camouflage of a tank, I rather considered that the crew uniform suits pure white.
All figures finish at oil painting. I think the blending of the shadow part is better finishing since the drying time is long. It’s a demerit for quick temper, it’s one of the merits for the busy person that oil painting is not dry in 2 or 3 days, we can keep the color wet remaining till tomorrow.
Figures are unstable only by having put on the vehicle. I feel that a feeling of a lively motion has come out compared with only of vehicles. There is a capacity of four of this self-propelled anti-tank gun, one person is another tank’s crew.
It seems all five crews do what they want to, relaxing or watching. Should each one of relevance be given next time? Some crew which has attached the sleeve insignia and some were not having. It may be only an officer and a staff sergeant. I referred to the box art of this figure kit, only two persons have the insignia, I added them on the sleeve in handwriting.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.