|Sturmgeschütz 40 G # Ps. 531-8
Chassis number: 95447, MIAG ~ July 1943.
This MIAG-manufactured StuG's have been restored to it's war-time condition, including a replica of the rear eqipment box and the original paint-scheme. The work have been supervised by Mr. Jukka Purhonen, co-writer of the book "The Finnish armoured vehicles 1918 - 1997". The colour-shades used have been developed according to the research done by Esa Muikku & Jukka Purhonen and are as close to the war-time colours as you can get with modern paint.
The restore and repainting was made in 2003 (pictures below) and now, 10 years later, I finally made a new trip to Hamina to see how Aili is doing today. A roof have been built on top of her, and she still is in a very nice condition!
The color-drawing is made by humble old me and is based on the (modified) instructions found in Tamiya's kit no 35197 and of course on Mr. Purhonens drawings mentioned below.
Photos and text © Copyright by Andreas Lärka, Finland.
The following photographs are taken during the re-painting of the StuG in early august 2003. On the lower part of the page are some older photos taken in 2001.
The black & white colour-scheme drawings are made by Jukka Purhonen who kindly has given me the permission to show them on my web-page. Copyright © 1998 Jukka Purhonen. All rights reserved. You may not reproduce, copy, or redistribute the drawings or individual elements of the drawings without the express written permission of Jukka Purhonen.
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