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Assembling The Plastic StuG G Platoon
Components Required For The StuG Lower Hull
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Assembling The StuG (Late)
Assembling The Basic StuG Hull
Step 1. Begin assembly of the StuG lower hull by attaching the tracks to each side of the hull. Below: Each track has been keyed to correspond with a particular side of the hull; this aids in ensuring the correct orientation of the tracks when assembling the miniature.
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Tip: Although regular Hobby Glue can be used to assemble plastic vehicles, we recommend that you use good quality plastic cement instead. It gives the strongest bond when gluing plastic to plastic.
Below: The right-hand side track attached to the hull. Below: The left-hand side track attached to the hull. Step 2. Next, attach the rear plate to the back to the lower hull.
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Tip: When referring to left or right-hand side in regards to a Flames Of War miniature, the orientation is determined as if looking at the vehicle from the rear.
Below: Attacking the rear plate to the back of the lower hull of the StuG (Late). Below: The lower hull of the StuG (Late) now fully assembled.
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Components Required For StuG (Late)
With the lower hull now assembled, we can now use it as the foundation to create the early version of the StuG (Late). The additional components required to assemble this version can be seen below highlighted on the sprues below.
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Assembling The StuG (Late)
Step 1. Begin assembly of the StuG (Late) by attaching the top section of the hull to the assembled lower hull section.
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Step 2. Next, attach the driver's vision port section to the front of the hull. Step 3.Attach the antenna / spare track to the back of the hull superstructure.
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Below: The antenna / spare track section to the back of the hull superstructure. Step 4. Next, attach the commander's cupola to the top of the superstructure.
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Step 5. Attach the main gun to the front of the hull. Use the 7.5cm gun to represent the StuG (7.5cm) or the 10.5cm gun for the StuH (10.5cm). Below: The 7.5cm main gun of the StuG (7.5cm). Below: The 10.5cm main gun of the StuH (10.5cm).
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Tip: The StuG (Late) featured the box-type mantlet on both versions of the main gun. 
Step 6. Next, attach the gun shield to the top of the superstructure in front of the loader's hatch. Below: The gun shield attached to the top of the superstructure.
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Step 7. Attach the machine-gun to the freshly attached gun shield. Below: The machine-gun attached to the gun shield.
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Step 8. Next, attach the spare road wheels to the end of the engine deck. Below: Spare road wheels attached to the engine deck.
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Adding Schürzen
To lessen the effect of Soviet Anti-tank rifles, steel plates known as Schürzen were attached to both sides of the hull from April 1943.
Below: The schürzen rails have three small notches that align with the mounting brackets on the sides of the hull.
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Below: The schürzen attached to both sides of the hull. Below: With the schürzen attached, the StuG (Late) is now fully assembled.
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Components Required To Add A Tank Commander
Adding a Tank Commander to a vehicle allows you to distinguish the platoon command vehicle from the rest of the platoon. It also can also add some modelling variety and interest to your miniatures. With the plastic StuG (Late), adding a Tank Commander is as simple as replacing the closed commander’s cupola with the open version highlighted in white below.
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Adding The Tank Commander
Step 1. Begin by replacing the closed commander's cupola with the open version. Step 2. Next, attach a Tank Commander of choice to the inside of the open hatch.
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Adding The Extras
The plastic StuG track sprue also includes a number of extras that can be added to your vehicles for some modelling variety. These are highlighted in black on the the sprue below.
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Below: Examples of the stowage of used on the plastic StuG (Late).
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Last Updated On Thursday, December 20, 2018 by Luke at Battlefront