I was building a second Panzer III from the P-39 Airacobra kit to go with my paper and plastic WWII War Vehicles display and got bored. The morning before the build, I was looking to buy a plastic kit for the display and saw the Jagdpanzer. Rather than buy it, I decided that it would be relatively easy to modify a Panzer III and make it look relatively like a Jagdpanzer.
After building the regular chassis and treads, I got to work on the custom parts. To make the "cabin-type-thingy (CTT)" I cut the Panzer CTT about an inch short, turned it around, and put some parts from the turret on for diagonal backing and such. To make the gun mount, I cut apart the gunner's seat and made it so it made a perfect forward-pointing mount against the slanted front (I used the same main gun as the Panzer III). For a little touch that wasn't on the actual assault gun, I put together a small "command turret" at the back. I made that by cutting out select pieces of the Panzer turret and the thing-that-the-gun-goes-on. As a finishing touch to that, I put on a hatch (only the hatch itself, no wrap) and mounted the machine gun from the Hansa-Brandenburg W29 WWI Floatplane kit next to it. Finally, to take care of all the patches that had writing that would normally be hidden or scissor symbols that I didn't need to cut, I painted the mentioned parts Gunship Gray with the Testors Military Colors paint set that I had bought the week before for my Revell 1/32 Hawker Hunter. That finished it, and I proudly placed it on my display, placing it so it crushed the wreckage of an Opel Blitz-Truck.
I highly recommend all of the kits mentioned in this post. The Panzer can be bought by itself, but it's worth the extra bucks to get it with the P-39, since you get so many Versions of the excellent fighter plane. The W29 is great for any WWI collection, and the Blitz-Truck is an excellent build, even for wreckage.
-Jake Edison, the "Scotch Tape Kid"
Cashier: "Paper or plastic?"
Me: "I like a balanced mix of both. The ease of paper and the detail of plastic..."
Cashier: "I think we're talking about different things. Cash or credit card?"
Me: "Oh, sorry. Cash."