Stug IV In 1/18th Scale

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Stug IV In 1/18th Scale

Post by pickelhaube » Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:06 pm

I have been consigned to make a Stug IV and I worked out a trade with Sanford and got one of his kits .
His rendition is closer to a Stug III .
I have spent the last 7 days reconfiguring his kit to a Stug IV .
I changed EVERYTHING ON THE KIT TO MAKE A STUG IV .
EVERYTHING !!!!!!
There is no doubt that it would have been easier to start from scratch .
So that being , I plan to copy mine and sell it .
As you see in the pics it is totally different than Sanford's so it would be safe to say I did not rip his off .
The only thing I did not change is the gun tube and muzzle break.
Which are copies of 21st's Panzer IV

The hog's snout is 3/8ths of an inch wider and 1/4 inch taller with cast texture.

I am still not done and need to add more details to finish.
Probably 2 more days or so.
Saturday morning and it is time to get back on the Hinds.

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Contact me if there is interest.
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Re: Stug IV In 1/18th Scale

Post by Aracula » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:07 am

Matt changed my kit a lot, and I have no problem with him copying and selling his version. Matt it is just Sanford though got to drop the t lol.
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Post by tmanthegreat » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:11 pm

That looks really nice, Picklehaube!

I’m actually rather tempted by this... I built Aracula’s Stug IV kit a few years ago, and it would be nice to take a crack at one again. A couple questions though:

Is the kit designed to be grafted onto a 21st Century Panzer IV hull/chassis or will you be making the whole thing like Aracula did with his Jagdpanzer IV kit (e.g. upper/lower hull sections, wheels, tracks, etc?)

Is there an estimated cost for the kit?

Lastly, do you have a timeframe as to when we could expect a kit if we order one from you?

Thanks :)
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Post by Eddy10440 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:14 pm

Aracula wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:07 am
Matt changed my kit a lot, and I have no problem with him copying and selling his version. Matt it is just Sanford though got to drop the t lol.

Matt changed your kit and changed your name too :lol:

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Post by pickelhaube » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:47 am

Hey Sanford so sorry about that .
I change your name to the correct spelling.

T-Man good questions
1. Right now I was just thinking of making the fighting compartment to fit on the 21st panzer .
I realize that the panzers are getting hard to come by so I WILL be copying the 21st panzer's if the customer needs one.
2. Est. cost $80 kit only $250 for kit and casted panzer.
3. My guess would be about 2 weeks to finish and cast the proto.

I will be working on the proto this 4th of July.
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Post by tmanthegreat » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:12 am

Picklehaube, that’s great and thanks for the info. I’m really glad to hear the kit will fit the 21st Panzer IV and that you’ll eventually cast the lower hull sections as well.

A couple more questions: Will the model have the periscopes for the driver‘s position? Also will it contain other smaller parts like the MG, pioneer tools, track links, etc?

I’m definitely interested in the upper hull parts as I’ve got a 21st RC Panzer IV I’m willing to sacrifice for the project. I’ll follow up soon with a PM :D
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Re: Stug IV In 1/18th Scale

Post by pickelhaube » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:25 am

I am thinking of $80 for the short kit fighting compartment only .
The front glacias and rear deck would be extra

Thoughts ?
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Re: Stug IV In 1/18th Scale

Post by tmanthegreat » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:05 am

pickelhaube wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:25 am
I am thinking of $80 for the short kit fighting compartment only .
The front glacias and rear deck would be extra

Thoughts ?
That works for me, Picklehaube. I know if one is kitbashing with one of the 21st plastic RC Panzer IVs, it’s possible to cut the front glacier and rear deck down to size with a dremel saw, though the front glacis goes further back on the Stug IV compared to the Panzer IV.
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Post by normandy » Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:31 am

I like it Pickel! I'd be in for a Stug IV late version fighting compartment.
I have two of Sanfords kits built and your new late version will just add
to my 21st collection.
Would you offer spare parts? like the commanders hatch or hog's snout?

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Re: Stug IV In 1/18th Scale

Post by pickelhaube » Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:58 am

Hey Normandy,

I am glad you are on board.
I made the copula separate,.
so ,yes I can offer that as well as the hog's snout as well.

I tried a couple of ways to get the hatch to work right but gave up.
So I made it like the panthers .
I will give it one more try to make it operate like the original.
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