In Progress>>Stug III>>Racks and Spare Tracks

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 typeย  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’tย  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.



12 thoughts on “In Progress>>Stug III>>Racks and Spare Tracks

  1. chubbybots says:

    I remember back when I was in the army for tracks we had chains at the end so that we can pull em ^^. This bring back memories lol ๐Ÿ™‚ The railing at the rear is really a nice touch! Building armor is really different compared with gundams.

    • h4mster says:

      You were once in the army?? COOL!
      Building armor is indeed different, but all of the techniques here could also be used to build a gundam right? at least the Ground Type one ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. chubbybots says:

    I think mainly for the UC grunts ^^ and zakus. You can never leave em clean haha ๐Ÿ˜‰ I think a good candidate for your stuffs will be the recently launched MG Guntank though ^^

    • h4mster says:

      MG Guntank is indeed tempting ๐Ÿ˜† but my wallet doesn’t really agree with me when it comes to an MG Guntank, hehe

    • h4mster says:

      It could be functioned as an extra armor plating:D one thing for sure is that it add the mean looks of the tank ๐Ÿ˜€

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