It is not only cars which have a spare tires, a World War II tanks also have their spare tracks. Tracks are usually damaged by many things, like mines, worn out, untied screw, etc. So most of them have some spare. When we’re talking about the placement of these spare tracks, each type of tank has different location. Some Tank Crew even customize their own tank in order to carry more tracks.
Unfortunately, the manual for this kit doesn’t show where the spare tracks are supposed to be located. this is where some reference, creativity, and logic is needed.
A set of spare tracks located in the front-end of the lower hull. I scratch-build the tracks holder, based on a real photo of a Stug III.
This one is on the front-end of the upper hull. Also did some small scratch build for the tracks holder.
The diorama of this Stug III is gonna be a maneuver scenery. So the tanks will have to carry logistics and equipments on its back. To make those condition seems real, I create a simple railing on the rear to make sure no equipments get left behind.