Brummbar Sturmpanzer IV Tamiya 1_35

The Brummbär, nickname for the Sturmpanzer IV or Sd.Kfz. 166, was German armoured infantry support gun based on the Panzer IV chassis used in the Second World War, built to substitute less powerful vehicles.
Shortly after the beginning of WWII, Germany introduced the Sturmgeschütz III, to offer armored gun support to the infantry. But the guns adopted in the Sturmgeschütz III (75 mm howitzer) were not enough powerful to destroy the buildings during the city fightings. For this reason, since June 1941, was requested a new armored vehicle using the hull of the Panzer IV, allowing in this way to employ the heavy 150 mm howitzer.
The first Brummbär was presented in May 1943. The Brummbär served until the last days of the conflict.

The Tamiya 1/35 Brummbär is an old kit, but it can still turn out in a nice model with some care and a good painting and weathering.
In my model I used different shades of Vallejo AirColor, attempting a soft color modulation.
AK Interactive products were used for the weathering, with heavy streak along the hull and the side skirts.
For the base i used a trash piece of wood, a piece od wall from the spare box, and some spare bricks I had in the spare parts box. I tried to take care of small details on the ground: each brick is individually colored, and on the ground you can see some Germans magazine of the era.


Paul Sarbacker (not verified)
Sat, 10/05/2013 - 15:19

I really like the chipping and weathering you were able to accomplish on the Brummbar. Since attention to detail is what we all strive for I think you did a nice job with your subject matter. Look forward to more in the future, happy modeling my friend! Paul........................


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