Sunday, October 20, 2013

StuG III Ausf. B, StuG.Abt. 184, Demjansk, spring 1942

After recovering from my two week illness, I manage to get completed one of my shelf queens, a old generation DMl StuG III Ausf. B updated with some after market and scratchbuilding. One of the main flaws of the model are simplified wheels and return rollers with sink marks (these were replaced with Smart Kit ones) and the gunner's sight cut out that needs amending - complete rebuild with thin styren strips. For more attractive appearance I added wooden bars on the sides for selfrecovery,a  feature typical for StuG. Abt 192 but I really liked that idea. Now I will arrange some figures for it - some remanants from the Demjansk cauldron. Stay tuned.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Publications, Steelmasters no 121, October/November 2013, Sherman M4A3 105

My latest publication in french Steelmasters magazine is the Sherman M4A3 105mm howitzer tank I did couple of years ago.