Scratched build IeIG 18 German Infantry gun with modified crew members.
In Chain of Command It's positioned on the German Support,in List 4.
Completed gun with a Junior Leader and a crew of 5.
The start of the DIY gun project.
I used mainly Evergreen styrene sheets,spare infantry sprues to construct the gun.
I decided to make another 3 guns which I may use later in other German theaters of war.
The wheels where constructed using infantry bases.
trace a coin on the plastic base that would be close to the size of the wheel.
Trim the sides with a model trimming tool
Then file smooth with a modelling file.
Use a hobby knife to trim out the middle of the filed base.
chamfer the edges both inside and on the outside
chamfer the base so it looks more like a tyre
Using the modelling knife make v shaped cuts along the edge of the tyre
Glue another base on the bottom your tyre and continue to transfers onto this base as well.
cut a circular sprue and glue in the middle of the tyre
Last step is to use green stuff to reproduce the bolts on the wheel.
Images showing all the little bits and pieces stuck onto the gun.
The base is a magnetic sheet with some thin wire glued on-top for strength and Milliput placed on the surface to create some texture.
I also used Brass wire.
Plastic surgery was performed on the crew to create unique postures.
The other 3 crew, also went under the knife.
Top view showing the crew manning their gun .
The crew member assembling the ammo at the rear of the gun is holding two pieces of the shells.
The shell boxes where scratched built while the shells where made from thin metal wire.
The gun based and painted with this crew member glued in place.
He is looking thru and making some adjustment to his gun sight.
Crew painted and flocked.
A strap was added to the Junior Leaders binoculars using green stuff.
2 other crew members.
Close up of the guy assembling the shells.