Small updates on the Stug.
So the tank already have spare tracks. It’s just gonna be weird if it doesn’t have a spare wheels. Because if the tracks gets blown up, there is a high probability that the wheels are damaged as well. After doing some searching for refferences, I decided to put the spare wheels on the side fenders.
Of course the wheels aren’t gonna be placed just like that. To prevent it from falling off the fender, the Tank Crew usually use a steel pipe, then insert it to the holes in the wheels. Therefore it holds the wheels on the fenders. To replicate those pipes, I seek any available materials at home. The choice falls down to: Paperclips!
There are two pipes for each wheels. Those pipes prevent the wheels from sliding left or right. To make sure it didn’t jump off the fenders due to war gravity a.k.a bumpy roads, I put chains to lock the wheels in its place.
Now let’s go to the front side of the Stug. I install a cable for the front lamps. I use Tin for the cables (since it is very easy to shape) and aluminum foil for the holder.
I also make a wooden box from a 1.00 mm and 0.5 mm plastic plate. This is gonna be one of the boxes carried by the Stug.
Last one, I want you to meet the figures that are gonna participate in the diorama. The German Machine Gun Crew on Maneuver! But they don’t have their weapons yet 😀
Noticed that one of them have a gray head? It started when I try to repose that figure’s head. I cut it using a hobby saw. Then the head snapped off without warning and got missing in action. You can’t have a german army without heads! (except if you’re building a zombie army for Halloween theme) Lucky for me that I still have one unused head from the previous project 😀 But still, to lost one small yet important part is always a pain…