The Great Sturmgeschutz Group Build

In the late summer of 2008, the AMPS-CV members decided to embark on a joint project with a single theme. It didn't take long for the members to agree on the German Sturmgeschutz of World War 2. Each member chose from a list of either major or notable variants. The final display featured 16 Sturmgeschutz III and 2 Sturmgeschutz IV in 1:35 scale.

Brian Alfano coordinated the project, and custom built the display board to look like the side profile of a Sturmgeschutz III. The chapter logo was laser-cut from metal, and a thick piece of glass was bead blasted in a German font by Tim Promin. Painting it Dunkelgrau was accomplished by Frank Blanton, and the model bases were created by Ashley Abernathy. Glen Martin helped organize a notebook that documented the display. The group build was finished just six months later and was unveiled at AMPS 2009, an annual convention of military vehicle modelers.

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text Sturmgeschutz Concept Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. A by Ron Craig Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. B by Mike Petty Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. C by Brian Alfano Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. C with L/48 by Brian Alfano Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. D by Chris Bryan Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. E by John Robinson Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. F by Erik Roberson Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. F/8 by Mickey Bates Sturmgeschutz III Flamm by Ashley Abernathy Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. G Early by Alex Valz Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. G Early, Soviet Union by Tim Promin Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. G with deep wading exhaust by Erik Roberson Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. G, Finland by Tabb Tharrington Sturmhaubitze 42 by Glen Martin Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. G Battle of the Bulge Deception by Frank Blanton Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. G Late by John Robinson Sturmgeschutz IV Early by Brian Alfano Sturmgeschutz IV Late by Tony Bowery

Additional members not already mentioned that contributed to the build include Ron Craig, Chris Bryan, Tony Bowery, Tabb Tharrington, Erik Roberson, John Robinson, Mike Petty, Mickey Bates, and Alex Valz.

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