Sunday 18 September 2011

Stugs in Normandy.

Here's my first forray into painting armour, as i understand it this type of camo got more of a showing in Italy, but camo wasn't limited to a theatre, with movement taking place back and fourth, paint availability, a general leaving it up to the tankers for camo style meant that variation was the norm rather than exception. And having no air compressor, helped in my decision. :)

I wanted to model them on the Fallschirm-Sturmgeschutz-Brigade 12 but then realised the points would bust my 1750 army, also the 12th had stug IV's Saukopf mantel and not the Stug III g's that i have (from the "open fire" box set), in my studies i've found that the III g's tankers started to add a guard to the top of there guns as detritus that fell into the gap would stop the gun being traversed so high. So i wanted to convert, but never got the chance, i'd like to in the future and if the idea inspires anyone i think it'd be great to make them your own.

I've posted some of these pics up on the Flames site, but thought i could get away with a few more here (although the group shots are a bit small), i hope you like them, i certainly do. 

"the camo covers a multitude of broken shurzen sins"

And last but not least, nice rear ;)


  1. Loving that chipping, how did you do it?

  2. Cool, glad you like it Justin, it comes from the Art of War two book (battlefront) i would advise anyone to get both of these, they make excellent references.
    Now you've put me on the spot, it's supposed to be pale sand, then wtih a layer of germ camo black brown, moving from the middle out to the edge of the pale sand leaving a thin edge of the pale sand. I used the germ camo black brown and buff (as it's all i had to hand). Now looking at it the pics, it doesn't look too OTT (just a bit :)), it's better at arms length. Hope that helps.

  3. You can get a closer look here

  4. Very nice Si! I too like the chipped paint look.

    The green "net bag" camo has come out looking very nice.