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Assembling the M113 Platoon (TRBX01)

Assembling the M113 (TRBX01)

Assembling the M113 (TRBX01)
How to assemble your M113 APC.

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Assembling the M113 (TRBX01)

Assembly of the Basic M113 Hull

Step 1.
Each track for the M113 has a small tab on the front end. This tab sits up against with the lower half of the hull front as seen in the examples below.
Below: The right-hand and left-hand side tracks attached successfully to the hull.

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.
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Step 2. Next, attach the front glacis plate to the front of the hull. Below: The glacis plate attached to the front of the hull. Step 3. Next, time to assemble the rear section; this is made up of the ramp and the rear door.
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Below: The assembled ramp section. Step 4. Next,attach the rampsection to the back of the hull. Below: With the ramp section attached, the basic hull is now fully assembled.
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The Side Fenders
The side fenders attach to the hull just above the tracks as shown in the example below.
Below: The side fender attached to the sides of the M113.
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Assembly of the M113 Personnel Carrier
Along with the basic hull components; the components seen on the plastic sprue below highlighted in green are used to construct the M113 Personnel Carrier.

Assembling the M113 (TRBX01)
Step 1. Begin by attaching the top deck to the top of the hull. Step 2. Next, attach the vehicle driver's hatch.
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Step 3. followed by the passenger compartment hatch. Step 4. Now add the trim vane to the front of the hull.
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Below: Trim vane attached correctly. Step 5. Next, assemble the .50 cal MG turret. Below: .50 cal MG turret.
Note: If you don't want a crewman in your turret, glue the hatch closed.
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Step 6. Add the turret to the M113. Step 6a(optional). If you are building the M113 506mm simply add to the recoiless rilfe in the position shown Step 7. Finally, if you've glued your hatch open you can choose a crewman off the sprue and glue him in the turret.
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Below: Fully assembled M113 Personnel Carrier.
Assembling the M113 (TRBX01)

Assembly of the M125 81mm Mortar

Step 1. Each track for the M113 has a small tab on the front end. This tab sits up against with the lower half of the hull front as seen in the examples below. Below: The right-hand and left-hand side tracks attached successfully to the hull.
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Step 2. Next, attach the front glacis plate to the front of the hull. Below: The glacis plate attached to the front of the hull. Step 3. Next, time to assemble the rear section; this is made up of the ramp and the rear door.
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Below: The assembled ramp section. Step 4. Next,attach the ramp section to the back of the hull. Below: With the ramp section attached, the basic hull is now fully assembled.
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Step 5. Before crossing rivers, the trim vane on the M113 was lowered to prevent water from entering the vehicle via any open hatches. Below: The trim vane attached to the front of the hull.
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Step 6. The side fenders attach to the hull just above the tracks as shown in the example below. Below: The side fender attached to the sides of the M113.
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Step 7. Attach the top deck to the top of the hull. Step 8. Attach the hinged section to the right-hand fighting compartment hatch. Step 9. Attach the M120 mortar to the base plate. Step 10. Add the mortar to the fighting compartment.
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Step 11. Add mortar crew figures to the fighting compartment. There are enough for two crew per vehicle and assemble the MG turret.

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