1⁄35Stug III Ausf A Build
Stage 9 At this point we get to the fighting compartment of the Stug. Dragon Models has provided two MP40 machine guns for crew weapons, these have been dressed up with photo etched slings and retaining straps. I have not applied these to the model at this time as it will be hard to detail paint them after installation. The sights for the Stug have been supplied with the option of in use or folded down. The aerials involve some cutting down which is difficult due to the small size of the part; I secured the aerial to the part that had to be cut before cutting as it gave me a lot more control. Take note of the instructions as there are again some locater recesses that need to be filled. Stage 10 This section starts to close up the fighting compartment and again it calls for the use of the razor saw on the model parts. The roof of the compartment has some panels that need to be removed, the panel lines that are present make great guides for the cutting that is required here. Take care when adding the supplied radio to the rear of the fighting compartment as it can easily make adding the roof a real chore if placed too high, or if you mistake the bar on the rear panel as a locater, I ended up placing the roof panel and then sliding the radio stack up to it before any glue was used. I again left the radio faces off at this point to aid detail painting.
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