Rigid 40 Ausf. G Revell 1:72 – Modeling

One of my favorite mark is Revell, for quality in details and especially in their kits to scale 1:72, well then I have appropriated this precious Panzer of that mark which is neither more nor less than a Stug III Piece 40 ausf. G, a chariot of German assault widely used in the WWII and was one of the vehicles produced throughout the war.

Este es el kit en cuestión:Rigid 40 Ausf. G Revell 1:72A little history on STUG III: Stug III ausf. Gstug-iii-model-g-front-of-this-fall-of-1943

El Sturmgeschütz III (Stug III) emerged as a proposal that the then Colonel Erich von Manstein sent General Ludwig Beck in 1935 in which it was suggested that artillery units assault (Sturmartillerie) they were used for direct support to infantry divisions. At the end, el 15 de junio de 1936, the Daimler-Benz was ordered to manufacture an armored infantry support that being carriers of an artillery piece Vehicle 75 mm. The gun would have limited movement transverse to 25 degrees and would be mounted in an enclosed superstructure that would provide protection for the crew. Vehicle height should not exceed the average height of a person.

Daimler-Benz used the chassis and its recent design bearings, Medium Truck Panzerkampfwagen III, as the basis for your new vehicle. The manufacture of the prototype was handed to Alkett, producing five copies 1937 Series 0 experimental, based Panzer II Ausf. B. These prototypes had a mild steel superstructure and a short barrel Sturmkanone 37 L / 24 de 75 mm.

Like the original intention of the StuG III was supportive in combat, the first models were equipped with a tube of low speed StuK 37 L / 24 75 mm, firing high-explosive shells. After the meeting with the T-34 Soviet, the StuG III was re-equipped with high-velocity gun StuK 40 L / 43 75 mm in spring 1942, and later with the Model L / 48, in autumn of that year.

The latest models of StuG III had a machine gun MG34 hull for added protection against enemy infantry.

The Kit consists of many pieces not as we see, but it's better than its chains for traction system are hard plastic and very well detailed as the rest of the vehicle.

Rigid 40 Ausf. G pieces

I get to work and start to assemble the Stug III assault gun, I'll do it in two parts, one upper and one lower, and then attach strings to pull smoothly and finally join the two parts to complete the model.


After assembling all the pieces of the two halves let dry glue and proceeded with the first task of the primer paint is gray around the vehicle.

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After a few hours to let the primer dry, prepare the airbrush to give the first primer base color in this dark yellow XF-60 case because the camouflage scheme chosen is next on the cover of the box, which apparently was used in the theater of operations Italiano.

2013-08-21 16.47.22These are the schemes that come in the kit instruction pages, one for the Russian front dark yellow paint around the car and one for the Italian with camouflage scheme using dark colors yellow XF-60, olive brown XF-74 and XF-9 all Tamiya.

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Before proceeding with camouflage paint process must end parts will then hidden protections hull and rear exhaust pipes, so we must paint and finish them before.

To perform work on the exhaust pipes I used a reddish brown base XF- 64 and then I worked with pigments, AK Interactive Light rust and black oxide Vallejo.

2013-08-21 18.25.13 After gluing the exhaust pipes and protect I start with camouflage scheme, Brown first applied freehand airbrush.

2013-08-21 18.46.02 Next olive green applied in the same way.

2013-08-21 19.13.03I let it dry a 24 hours and begin with details, rubber wheel drivetrain, machine guns and some descorches.

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Let it dry a 24 hours and proceed to give a few washings with AK Interactive product for light colors like yellow or desert camouflage.

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Next step paint the links of the chain drive and then apply them to their footholds drive system with small drops of "Super Glue".

For a little more realism ondulamos the top of the chains to simulate the weight of them on small upper wheels.

2013-08-25 18.25.53 2013-08-25 18.26.02Before finishing paste all the links in one chassis both parties to check that everything is correct and no rubbing or mismatches.

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Proven press on with work and this is the result.

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The next step is to unite the two halves.

2013-08-25 19.14.41 Once satisfied that the binding of the two halves is well secured and protect dry everything with another pass of gloss varnish and then proceed with the oils to produce chorretones etc.

2013-08-25 19.15.00 2013-08-25 19.15.11Once finished the work with the oils and driven long enough for everything to dry thoroughly proceed to protect all matte varnish this time to eliminate glare, for this I use a special one for Vallejo Airbrush.

This is the final result.

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Continuara …

Autor Armand C.M.