I 3D printed this Finnish Sturmi assault gun from the excellent STL files sold by Night Sky Miniatures. Their files are complete and can do any version of the Finnish version of the Stug III. It comes with the gun magnetized so you can use both guns on the same hull, but also this provides for much safer transportation of the model with the gun removed.
I started with the cement-reinforced hull with logs and the early war welded gun mantlet. I’ll likely also do a pig-snouted version with extra tracks on the lower glacis. Lovely model all around.
During the painting I dropped this on the cement floor of the shop and obliterated the MG shield and gun. I loaded the mesh up into Fusion 360 and pulled out just the geometry for these pieces and re-printed and attached and painted these replacement parts as well as repairing various other damage. You can hardly tell that I botched it!
I’ll count this as another painted 28mm vehicle in my annual painting totals.