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Old 06-11-2007, 01:43 PM
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Italery stug IV resurrection

Hi to all!!

This is my first vbench so I hope you like it. This is a model I started a couple of months ago, it’s destined for a diorama using the tamiya famo w/trailer. As you all know it is the old italery stug IV. I wanted to do a disabled tank, it’s going to have some damage on it.I’m using the Edward PE kit and also the lion roar PE kit for the dragon stug. Added the front end details using a resin copy of the verlinden panzer IV interior(thanks to David's mold) transmission details and some scratch building. The transmission cover has being opened so the details can be seeing.please excuse the quality of the photos, the camera I'm using doesn't have macro and the closeup photos are not that good. So here we go……

The transmission and other details are installed, the front plate access where removed.
The pedals and linkages where made and installed.

A view from the interior…

Here I already installed the driver periscopes covers combining edward and lions parts

Added some hoses and cables and a partial styrene floor behind the driver to simulate the gas tanks area.all the hatches are going to be closed so just the front access door are open and the view is limited to what can be seen looking trough the front.

More coming soon…..thanks for looking
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Old 06-11-2007, 02:00 PM
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Just the kind of ressurection i'd like

too bad the pictures are blurred :-/

Keep going
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Old 06-11-2007, 02:11 PM
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Nice start and it's great that you are taking on an old kit and bringing it up to standard. Looking forward to your build.


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Old 06-11-2007, 02:58 PM
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Ha an oldy but goldie this one Will be interesting to see what you make of this still nice Stug IV kit. Your work looks great Famo+trailer = big dio

I still have one built ootb in the basement awaiting paint (for like ten years now ) The only thing I changed was beefing up the front armour and using tamiya steel return rolers. Think I go to the basement and dust the thing off.
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Old 06-11-2007, 07:04 PM
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Nice work so far Abdin Looking forward to seeing what you do with this one.
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Old 06-11-2007, 07:14 PM
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Hey nice job reviving an oldie but goodie.....this is one of my favorite models..

I built one back in the mid eighties.....still got it.

Just for nostalgia, here's a few photos of mine... Dust and all!

Didn't know didly about weathering back then but thought you might like to see em.....

Thought it would be interesting to compare to my Mobel Wagen I built about 5? years ago....I still know nothing about weathering...

Good luck with the up-date!


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Old 06-11-2007, 08:20 PM
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Been looking forward to seeing one of your works in progress...I'm sure that this will be a fun ride.


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Old 06-11-2007, 09:29 PM
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About time for you to post something in the Bench!

Welcome and keep the good work!


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Old 06-11-2007, 09:50 PM
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Hola Din,

Great start! If you have Academy's Tiger with interior, you will find the 'five petal flower' hand wheel on the inside of the driver's front plate. Take it to Didi to make a mold and cast copies to add over the brake drums (cheaper than buying Aber's SV-09 set).

Saludos desde los EEUU!


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Old 06-12-2007, 01:25 AM
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An old kit will be great to make a disabled tank!
The resin copies of the interior look like candies!
Great start though!
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