Sturmgeschütz Ausf. G
By Lane Lorre
I built this Stug as a portrayal of one that would have participated in the bitter battles in the hedgerows of Normandy.
I used the Model Master enamel paint color entitled “wood”. I liked this because it seemed similar to the red-brown-khaki color painted on vehicles after 1943′ and a Testers Red Brown Rust color for the camouflage.(Excluding details such as the road wheels extra parts and tracks.)
I had seen this type of camouflage pattern before on models and photos of the real units, but had never tried painting it. My airbrush wouldn’t get that sharp of a spray. So I thinned the paint and hand painted the stripes on it.
The kit went together fairly well, with easy to understand instructions and some options on which extra equipment you wanted to add to the tank.
The infantry accompanying the tank are German Fallschirmjäger, who fought ferociously in any engagement (especially in the hedgerows.)
These PanzerJagers (tank hunters) are armed to the teeth with Panzerfausts, 8.8mm panzershreks, Stg-44, MP-40, and 98k’s. The camouflage uniform of the landser with the Stg-44 is wearing the M-1942 splinter patters uniform and the other two in camouflage are wearing the M-1943 ‘marsh’ pattern.
Photos by Jeff Junker