"The Hand That Betrayed Her"
M.V. Products provided the lenses and the engine mounted rear reflector. The spent shell casings are 75mm in 1/35th scale from I believe Tamiya.
Super Sculpty sculpting clay was used to make the casting numbers, both on the turret along side of the projection for the Nahverteidgungswaffe - (I like writing this, it looks cool, but I cannot pronounce it) - and on the upper left side of the transmission housing. It was also used for the breast plate with the girl's name, not the registered trade mark of a major automotive manufacturer that could sue me for using its name without permission - (maybe I should sand the "girl's" name off).
The breast plate is used as a counter balance for the engine package. During design and development (just like in the real world), the engine package got bigger and the vehicle became ass heavy again.
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The corner of clear plastic sprue - (a poor man's fiber optic) - is used to transfer ambienent light into turret. Though not used in this project, and somewhat less efficient, stretched clear plastic sprue can be used as fiber optic strands.
The damaging housing for turret mounted headlight allows visual access to turret's interior.
Light is changed to red as it passes through a piece of a red wrapper.
The housing is aluminum tubing, used to reflect light along it's interior wall. The result is low difuse interior lighting. Not "shoot me, I'm over here!" lighting.
During construction, the head light housing accidentally broke away from the turret. Instead of repairing it, I decided to use it, as battle damage.
The IR module is the kit's search light. The red reflective lens in it's projector, and is from M. V. Products.
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