I completed another Dragon StuG kit this week. It coincided with another delivery from Dragon Models in the USA. I have found them a great source for cheaper Dragon kits and if you buy three or four kits the postage from the US to Australia is only USD 12. Great value I think. They always have discounted kits and promotions on their website, so its well worth checking out. You can usually find stuff at USD 8-10 per kit which is a bargain I think for Dragon Kits. Have a look at Dragon Models USA
So onto my latest StuG kit. Its one of the new Dragon quick build models, so very easy to put together. The tracks are one piece affairs which fit around the sprocket and drive wheels. The whole kit has minimal pieces, and being a turret less tank, even fewer than normal. I still feel a little disappointed with such an easy, fast build for a Dragon kit, but the end result is still a very nicely detailed vehicle. I guess I was happy to spend more time on the painting and decorating this time. If you can find these type of kits for less than USD 10 then I think its good value. If you want a more complicated and challenging model I would be buying Trumpeter or Unimodel versions.
I kept this one a plain dunkelb yellow, but tried out some more chipping affects with a sponge. I used a black, a brown and a rust colour, and ended up overdoing the chips. I think its very easy to over do it. So I painted over some of the panels with more dunkelb and it seemed to fix the problem. Every where I read that with chipping and scratching less is always more! I think I proved a point. Lots of mud and dirt and dust with various powders and pastes was added. I then lined up my new StuG with two other friends (one a Trumpeter kit and the other another Dragon). Nice looking unit read for action.
4 thoughts on “Dragon Models 1/72 StuG.III Ausf.F”
That’s a nice looking StuG! I didn’t know Dragon did fast build kits as well! That, combined with your photos, might tempt me! I’ve always felt as though I should have more StuGs!
They are not technically fast build – but feel that way compared to other Dragon kits. Maybe 40 parts? But then you don’t want to spend a lot of dollars on them. I still enjoy the building the most and love it when I open a kit with 150 parts or more……..
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Great work- Dragon kits do build up well.
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They look good. My own attempts at chipping and weathering are similar to your own: I’ve found it is very easy to over-do it and it is easier to add more of something than take away something you’ve already done, though mud and grime do solve many problems….
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