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Steve Jones 1218/06/2017 18:17:33
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However I was not happy with the housing for the bump stops.

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There seemed to be no bump stop in the housing. So I used plastic card to make my own and it looks a lot better

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Next were the suspension kits for the front and rear road wheels. Very detailed pieces that were easily put together in two stages

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Finally the rest of the suspension was put together. The pieces were covered in seam lines and injector marls but no major issues

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I will do the other side next time I get some bench time in

Thanks for watching

Steve

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Road of Bones18/06/2017 18:36:13
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Not really my period or subject matter these days Steve, but your blogs are always worth a read for your research and attention to detail. I'm looking forward to all your home-made additions for the stowage later!

Incidentally- the plan of making a short run of tracks at the start of each bench session is genius! smile d (why didn't I think of that?)

I will keep an eye on this one sir!

Alistair nerd

John Race18/06/2017 19:37:56
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Steve I can send you mine as well thumbs up

Apart from that I can't wait to follow this , as I have my second one to start.

JH worry not mate I have'nt ( wait for it )............. built a Tiger..........................Sorry guys.crying

John.

Robert Court18/06/2017 20:19:51
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Lovely start Steve. I also spotted the bump stop pads but being lazy and you cannot see them😮 really must get out of the habit, you know

Spot on with the drive sprocket, the African D in captivity in Sweden also has the same correct sprocket, the other type was used but not this vehilce.

Great start

Bob

SimonT19/06/2017 01:43:59
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I'm in, of course


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Richard Foenander19/06/2017 04:12:21
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Hi Steve,

I'm in as well. Love the history and the detail you're putting in to it.

Cheers,

Richard

jimbo19/06/2017 14:22:14
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Hi Steve

Missed this a couple of days ago so I'll probably end up on row three. Thanks for the most interesting history.

You certainly seem to have 'the checking of references' sorted so this is going to be a real one off, personal build.

Jim

Wouter19/06/2017 15:11:48
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Aha, can't have too many StuGs these days. Nice to see you do one Steve. And what a start already. I'm in!

Cheers

Steve Jones 1221/06/2017 19:49:30
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Hi Everyone

Alistair - Glad to have you along. Looking forward to doing the stowage.Glad the tip about the tracks helped

John - When will we see you back at the bench. Luv to see some man cave updatesyes

Rob - Thanks for the confirmationsbeer

Simon - Help on the scratchery will be much appreciated

Richard - Welcome along. Glad you enjoyed the intro

Jim - I have reserved your personal seat next to Mr T so you too can keep an eye on my detailinglaughyes

Wouter - If its half as good as your Winter one I will be happywink

It's too hot to build!face 20. Finished the suspension on the other side

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Robin Buckland has an extensive walk around of the refurbed Stug on his Military Model Scene web site

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He has kindly allowed me to use his photos in this blog. Top man!yes

First piece of advice - do not cut pieces off the sprue when you are tired as you may mistake your exhaust pipe for sprueangry

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So they were bandaged up and spent the night in the hospital.

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Steve Jones 1221/06/2017 19:50:05
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In the mean time they were damaged and scuffed up. Also they had small mouldings to simulate these brackets

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(Robin Buckland Military Model Scene Website)

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I wasnt happy with these so I looked through the PE spares and made some of my own. Then the tow pin brackets with chains were added

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The exhaust pipes are not great so may need adjusting later. I will see how you much of them you can see once completed

Next was Section 3

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Apart from the wheels all that had to be done were the rods. If anyone can tell me what they are for I would be most grateful. They are somewhat plain, so based on this photo

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I lined the end of the rods and put the locking nut on

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