Today I've been through a hobby shop to buy some paintings and watching the assortment of model on the shelf I saw a Revell kit which was on sale for a ridiculous price, Well in the end it has come home. The kit in question is the car chase Sturmgeschütz IV the Stug IV assault cannon or better known as car after hunting Panzer IV chassis brand Revell and a scale 1:72, Once home I have opened and the truth although the level of detail is not bad many pieces not recreate the original carriage, for example small wheels undercarriage nose latches do not exist and in many ways is a pretty bad kit, but good for the price that I have acquired no reproaches.
A little history on Sturmgeschütz IV:
El Sturmgeschütz IV (Sd.Kfz. 167) the StuG IV, It was in its infancy assault cannon used during the Second World War by the German army, then become best known as an effective tank destroyer.
Because the demand for assault guns, the StuG IV was formed from a combination of the carriage structure of StuG III assault and slightly modified Panzer IV chassis. It began to occur from December 1943 by the firm Krupp and were built around 1100 unidades. They used the chassis of Panzer IV because Krupp did not build the StuG III.
The StuG IV became known as a very effective tank destroyer, especially on the Eastern Front. It had a maximum space for four crew, and it is mainly supplied to the infantry divisions.
|Quantity produced||1108 + 31|
|Primary weapon||1x 7,5 cm KwK 40
|Secondary Weapon||1x Machine Gun 34
|Motor||V12 Maybach HL 120 TRM
|Maximum speed||40 km/h|
The assembly and painting:
Assembly is simple as can be seen by the few pieces bearing the kit. Once all glued to lack of parts that necessarily have to stop without hitting to paint parts kit, is the hole in the muzzle because this does not lead him a little bit.
Step into the primer gray Vallejo.Once dry, the primer, I used a dark color like khaki Tamiya XF-49 , then will clarify with dark yellow Tamiya XF-60.Pinto also the two lateral protection plates and had to camouflage scheme.
The scheme I decided to recreate the cover of the box and have used it apart from dark yellow basis, el Nato brown Tamiya XF- 68 and Verde Nato de tamiya XF- 67.
Add chains undercarriage, another martyrdom not as fit to 100% on the sprockets, but in the end I could hide a bit. Once the chassis mounted, step paneling, I tried several products but has worked best for me such small scales is the Oil highly diluted with turpentine or other products such as "White Spirit" from AK-Interactive.
I use for paneling dark brown better than the black.
In this case I used Oleos de color siena, white y black to simulate dirt.Being a very small model small dots applied with a fine brush.Once the points distributed over the surface with a flat brush slightly soaked in white spirit or turpentine AK-Interactive, rub vertically down repeatedly until the oil blend in as many vertical lines, until the desired effect.The effect is visible once the liquid evaporates.
After the process of chorretones with oil and dirt, step varnishing entire model satin varnish Vallejo Model Air, I give many runs until remove 90% Brightness, with even without drying oils 100% will be difficult to eliminate glare from east to spend several days'll wait to complete the panzer.
Autor Armando C.M.