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M42A1 Duster Assembly

 

Step 1. Begin assembly of the M42A1 by attaching the tracks.
Tip: Ensure that the drive sprocket is towards the rear of the vehicle.Below: The left-hand side track attached to the hull.Below: The right-hand side track attached to the hull.
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Tip: When referring to left or right-hand side in regards to a Flames Of War miniature, the orientation is determined as if looking at the vehicle from the rear.
Step 2. Next, attach the sight group for the Twin M2A1 40mm Bofors gun to the gun itself. There is a notch located just behind the gun shield where the sight is designed to fit into.Below: The sight group attached to the Twin M2A1 40mm Bofors gun.
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Step 3. Once the sight group has been attached to the Twin M2A1 40mm Bofors gun, the gun is ready to be mounted inside the turret. These are two notches located in the turret where the gun is designed to attach; these can be seen in the examples below.Below: The Twin M2A1 40mm Bofors secured in the turret.
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Below: Another angle of the Twin M2A1 40mm Bofors successfully attached to the turret.Step 4. Finally, add a head from the head sprue included in the blister pack to each crew figure located inside the turret. Below: The head sprue included in the blister pack.
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Below: Both crew members complete with heads.Below: With the crew heads in place, the M42A1 Duster is fully-assembled and ready for the painting table.
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US Vehicle Painting Guide
US Vehicle Painting Guide