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Battle of El Alamein: War in the Desert

El Alamein is your introduction to the exciting world of Flames Of War, the world’s most popular World War II miniatures game.

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Plastic 57mm Anti-Tank Sprue
   British Late War 6 pdr 
   US 57mm M1 A/T Gun
  British 6 pdr (Desert)

Note that the "British 6 pdr (Desert)" is the part you should use in this assembly Guide.

Step 1. Begin assembly of the 6pdr gun by attaching the outer gun shield to the gun carriage. The best glue to use with the hard plastic gun parts is plastic cement. Superglue is also fine.

Step 2: Attach the right-hand side wheel to the gun carriage.
Below: The right-hand side wheel attached. 
Step 3. Next, attach the left-hand side wheel to the gun carriage.
Step 4. Attach the inner gun shield to the gun barrel. Below: The inner gun shield in position.   Step 5. Next, affix the gun assembly to the gun carriage.
Below: The complete gun assembly. Step 6. Prepare the figures seen below for basing.
Step 7. Mount the figures to the base with gun position in mind. Superglue is recommended for this, as plastic cement will not bond the flexible plastic crew figures. Step 8. Finish by adding the gun assembly to the base. Many hobbyists prefer to paint guns separately before attaching them to the fully painted base.
Below: The fully assembled 6pdr gun.
Flexible Plastic Figures

Working With Flexible Plastic
Many of our new infantry and gun crew figures are have been produced using a new casting technique and material we have been developing.

To find out how easy it is to prepare and paint these new plastic figures click on the link below.

Working With Flexible Plastic...

Last Updated On Monday, December 16, 2019 by Luke at Battlefront