Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tamiya 1/35 Sturmgeshutz III


Yep. Another posting in the same day. Ain't life good? Well, it is for me that is. So, what do we have here? This is another military build that I manage to finish in this month. There's a story with this fella, and I'd like to share it with you all.

You see, this kit was passed to me by the same guy who has been commissioning me the other tanks. Actually, I offered to fix it for him. 'Fix' I mean by repainting it. Previously it was done by another modeler. But my friend wasn't at all happy with the end product. And to add salt to his injury, his friends came over and saw it...and came the painful critics. Not to mention it was his favorite tank to begin with, I could see the sadness in his voice when he speaks of this tank. I guess I can imagine what it would feel when your favorite kit not being treated as how it's suppose to be.

So, I told him that I'd like to 'fix' it for him. As a friend, I think it's the best I can do. You must be asking how it looked like before I fixed it. Here it is:

Actually, it was an okay build. It wasn't a mess. But the treatment given didn't seem appropriate. I'm not a pro in military builds but looking at it...well, it must be painful to my friend to see it that way.

First thing I did was, strip off the previous paint job. Then take out all the extra accessories that was on so I can work on the tank's surface. Once it's been properly cleaned, priming was necessary. That done, I worked on it as usual once I've identified the color scheme. And the rest...well have a look:

Tamiya 1/35 Sturmgeshutz III

Well, there you go folks. Another tank. But no worries, I'll be posting other builds in between the military kits. Just want to mix it up a bit. So it won't be so...how shall we say...boring. Heh.



  1. Wow.

    Wish I had the time to build military kits.
    Used to scratch build destroyers & u-boat, but that was a loooooong time ago.

  2. awww man! You're getting good at this! Love what u did with the tank treads...