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Sturmgeschutz III Ausf.B - Winter 1942

Tamiya, 1/48 scale

by Michael Rinaldi

Tamiya's 1/48 scale Stug III Ausf.B is available online from Mission Models


The base kit is Tamiya's excellent new tool 1/48 scale Stug III Ausf.B kit.

The model is built primarily out of the box, but some minor items were scratchbuilt. The headlights were wired, mesh grille screens were added over the engine intakes, new grab handles were added, all weld beads were redone, a custom towing cable was added, and the mounts for it were also scratchbuilt.

Painting and Markings

The chipped winter camouflage paint job is a combination of Tamiya and Lifecolor acrylics and includes hand painted unit numbers and stenciled German cross.



The finish is via a layered weathering process of Humbrol filters, Winsor & Newton oil paint washes and more filters topped off with the all-important Mig Pigments.

The tracks were painted with a custom mix of Humbrols and then layered with more Mig Pigments and graphite.

The cut off fenders add to the unique heavily worn appearance of the model.



It is appropriately depicted in Russia during the early harsh winter months of 1942.

The model was featured in Issue 116 of Tamiya Model Magazine International.

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Model, Images and Text by Michael Rinaldi
Page Created 14 July, 2006
Page Last Updated 14 July, 2006