By Jerry Scutts
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VEHICLE EXTERIOR Few changes have been suggested on the outside of this kit because the supplied components require little modification apart from the removal of some panels which are the wrong size. Some work also needs to be done to provide the correct number of hatches in their right locations. The steering column with control levers grouped around the seats. The finished driving position with new instruments and controls. Locate one of the rear seats in the centre and the other adjacent to the machine gun positions.
The lower part of the trailer ramp showing how the cross members are made to support the curved sections . 5-mm thick covering, glued and trimmed to fit. Reinforcement of the lower trailer is achieved by adding 1-mm or 2-mm plastic strip. General view of the trailer bridge with added details including cable guides, floor stops and ladder, all made out of plasticard. All the wheels and their double axle collars can be duplicated from a single original. The axle supports are quite complex, requiring as they do nine separate components shaped from 2-mm thick plastic sheet and 40mm diameter discs.
Some complexity is apparent in the curved trailer link where strong joints are essential. with reference to the vehicle plans. The round winch bodies are built up from different diameter circular pieces of card stuck together in a conical shape. This conical sandwich can be formed and covered A spare wheel located on top of the link arm, seen here joined to the prime mover. with putty making a firm basis for the opening slots. Plans of the full size vehicle will show that supports are also needed at this stage.
Advanced Military Vehicle Modelling by Jerry Scutts