Assembling The M3 Lee (UBX50)

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Step 1. Begin assembly of the Lee by attaching the left-hand side tracks to the hull section.  Step 2. Next, attach the right-hand side tracks to the hull section.
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Below: Both tracks in place.  Step 3. Next, attach the transmission cover and back plate.
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Below: Completed lower hull assembly. Step 4. Attach the upper hull piece to the lower hull assembly.
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Step 5. Next, fit the hull gun and its housing. Only glue the housing, allowing the gun to rotate freely. Step 6. Attach the stowage bins to the rear of the tank.
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Below: Stowage bins in place. Step 7. Next, glue the two turret pieces together.
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Step 8. Fit the gun to the turret. Note: Sprue features both open and closed commander hatches.
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Step 9. Attach your choice of commanders hatch. Step 10. Fit your commander in the hatch.
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Below: Commander in place.
Step 11. Attach the turrent peg to the underside of the turret.
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Below: Turret peg attached. Step 12. Mount the turret on the hull assembly.
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Below: A fully assembled M3 Lee.
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