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UltraOrk08 Mar 2015 9:38 p.m. PST

Updated my blog with my new Stug III G company.

Warning: It's kind of picture heavy.

Stop by, check it out, and leave some comments.

Louie N08 Mar 2015 9:54 p.m. PST

Great work and the photos are excellent.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2015 2:39 a.m. PST

Nicely work

Interesting way to paint them ("flying Stugs") – looks like a good idea

Brian Bronson09 Mar 2015 10:55 a.m. PST

Nicely done.

I use regular white glue to affix my figures to the painting stand. It holds very well yet pops off easily when I'm done.

VicCina Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2015 1:59 p.m. PST

They look great!!!

Ben Lacy Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Mar 2015 4:23 p.m. PST

wow…love 'em.

UltraOrk09 Mar 2015 7:57 p.m. PST


Flying Stugs -- now there's a conversion idea!

brianmc15 Mar 2015 7:44 a.m. PST

good job! Good inspiration for me – I have 30 Stug Gs coming in the mail

Mark 1 Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2015 7:31 p.m. PST

Using nails stuck into styrofoam is definitely the best way to go when painting micro-armor.

Here's another way to mount them on the nails -- use cyanocryllic (super-glue) gel. It will set much more quickly than white glue, letting you get to work painting much faster. To remove, just torque the models a little and they will snap right off. If you aren't comfortable torquing (twisting) them, just get a fingernail under the model and it will snap right off. In both cases just be careful not to touch the gun barrels in the process.

Here is my set-up for painting some Italian military vehicles. I prime using white spray-primer (from the auto-parts or hardware store). Many folks add some white to their paints at this size for the "scale effect". I just use a white primer, and find I get much the same effect (with a little bit of highlighting built in).

Here my SPa trucks have been base-coated, the tarps have been painted (using 2 different colors for some variations), and a black wash has been applied. They are ready for detailing and then dry-brushing. The M13-40 tanks in the background will be next on the nails.

The trucks are done, and have been removed from the nails with a simple twist of thumb-and-forefinger. Ready to go outside for two layers of dull-coat, and then into my "Ready Forces" box!

(aka: Mk 1)

Dynaman878928 Mar 2015 3:59 p.m. PST

I use hot glue rather than super glue or white glue, instantly ready for painting and never a problem getting the figure off the nail when done.

tuscaloosa16 Apr 2015 6:37 p.m. PST

Nice work.

I glue the models in progress on popsicle sticks, pointing in the same direction, so I can set up an assembly line rhythm.

UltraOrk29 Aug 2015 10:05 p.m. PST

Did the superglue thing with the support vehicles. Worked great! Thanks for the tip!

jefferysl01 Sep 2015 8:40 p.m. PST

Mk 1; I just used your white primer technique for the first time on my '44 Brits…works great! I had a little trouble getting the thinned color coat to the right consistency at first, though. Also noticed that you use the Micro Armor blister pack as handy paint pallet, something I've been doing for years as well!

vicmagpa120 Oct 2015 6:29 p.m. PST

very nice!

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