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Assembling the Wirblewind/ Ostwind

Assembling the Wirblewind/ Ostwind

How to assemble your Wirblewind /Ostwind AA Tanks. 

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Assembling the Paratrooper Platoon
Wirblewind/Ostwind Parts Required
 Colour  Figure Type
 Required For All Variants
 Wirblewind Parts
Ostwind Parts
Step 1. Begin assembly of the Ostwind by attaching the lower front hull section to the front of the hull. Step 2. Next, add the spare track links to the front of the lower hull.
Below: The spare track links in place. Step 3. Attach the rear hull plate to the back of the lower hull.
Step 4. Next, attach the exhaust muffler to the rear hull plate. Step 5. Attach the top hull section to the lower hull section of the Ostwind.
Below: The two hull sections successfully joined. Step 6. Next, attach the left-hand side track to the lower hull section.
Step 7. Attach the right-hand side track to the lower hull section. Below: The completed Hull.

Step 8. Next, we will build the 3.7cm Gun. Start by attaching the main barrel and the ammo box to the gun bound. Note the correct orientation shown below and make sure you dry fit to make sure.

Below: The 3.7cm gun assembly.

Step 9. Attach the 3.7cm gun to turret base plate.

Note if this fails to fit make sure you have correctly assembled the gun.

Step 10. Attach the upper turret armour to the turret assembly.
Below: The short 7.5cm gun mantlet in place. Step 11. Finally, attach the short 7.5cm to the gun mantlet.
Step 1. Begin assembly of the Wirblewind by attaching the lower front hull section to the front of the hull. Step 2. Next, add the spare track links to the front of the lower hull.
Below: The spare track links in place. Step 3. Attach the rear hull plate to the back of the lower hull.
Step 4. Next, attach the exhaust muffler to the rear hull plate. Step 5. Attach the top hull section to the lower hull section of the Wirblewind.
Below: The two hull sections successfully joined. Step 6. Next, attach the left-hand side track to the lower hull section.
Step 7. Attach the right-hand side track to the lower hull section. Below: The completed Hull.

Step 8. Next, attach the left-side hull plates to the main hull. Note that there are notches to help you correctly place it.

Step 9. Next attach the right-side hull plates to the main hull. Note that there are notches on the hull plates to help you correctly place it.

Step 10. Glue the Quad AA (2cm) guns to the gun mount.  Step 11. Next attach the manlet to the lower turret platform.
Step 12. Glue the Quad AA (2cm) guns to the main turret hull.   Step 13. Glue the turret hull armour to the turret assembly. 
Below: The Assembled Quad AA (2cm) Gun Turret. Below: The fully assembled Wirblewind AA Tank.


Last Updated On Thursday, March 11, 2021 by Luke at Battlefront