Dated: February 14, 2007.
Mr. Nuno M. Cabešadas
I already have considered the possibility of gluing both materials from the StugIII and the WWI German Artillery gun sprue together and got a solid bond. To me is important because sooner or later, people will start to mix both plastics. The Hanomag has a version with the 8 cm mortar and I'm pretty sure that people will use the current set to do this easy conversion. With the future PAK36, other conversions will follow.
The cheaper and better glue, apart from a 2 component resin very unlikely to be use in modeling, was a Chinese made cyanocrilate named Super 2000. This is some kind of "instant glue" or "super glue" come in a set of 4 identical glues and are distributed here by Vidal Spain. The whole set cost less than USD 2.00 and is enough for lots of kits.
Attached is a picture of the German gun and a few crew soldiers. Was just to test the glue and paint with the soft plastic as I'm not a specialist in WW I.
The limber with the horses and soldiers conversion was fun to made and required some modifications to attach the harnesses. I decided to have the whole harness from each horse connected to a bar with a hole. The limber also got an extra bar with two pins, one to each horse.
The harness is made from the box itself and glued with instant glue. The side parts are from metal and the bar is from the base of one of the soldiers, so nothing difficult or expensive to get.
Mounted figures are made by joining the upper part from the German artillery and the lower from the mounted infantry. In the end, I also got a standing WW2 German, that may be placed in foot near another horse. Soldiers and limber are from the WWI German Artillery and the remaining parts from the WW2 German Mounted Infantry set. Not too difficult to do and took near 6 hours to plan, made all need parts and conversions, paint and base.
Many thanks to Mr. Nuno M. Cabešadas.
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