Scratch built Pak 40 anti tank gun with a Junior Leader and 5 crew,all of which underwent some plastic surgery to modify their poses.
|Pak 40 ready for action.|
|Start of the building process,using plastic sprues, bits of brass rods, evergreen stryene sheets. |
I sketched images of the gun to workout scale and details .
|Image showing the assembling of the crew, the length of the gun barrel was too short and had to be adjusted.|
|The length of the gun barrel was increased in length by chopping it in half and attaching another piece of plastic and strengthening the join with green stuff putty.|
|Each wheel was constructed using two plastic infantry bases carved and glued together.|
|I think I went a bit overboard with the detail on this gun,|
|The gun is based on magnetic sheet, thin metal wire was super glued on-top of the magnetic sheet to give it a bit of strength and coated with Milliput putty.|
|The base colour I used for the gun was Vallejo Model Colour Middlestone.|
|All the crew received some plastic surgery, The ammo rounds and canisters where carved from plastic sprues, the ammo crate from Evergreen styrene sheets.|
|The figures are a mix of Warlord games plastic German Infantry and Grenadiers.|
|Image shows the filling in with bits of plastic styrene pieces in the area where the leg connects to the torso, this is later built up with Green stuff putty and contoured.|
|Crew painted and flocked.|
|The last figure is the gunner, this figure will be glued in place on the gun.|