Tamiya U.S. M10 Tank Destroyer

This M10 Tank Destroyer was my Christmas gift from my grandkids last year (2016). They are coming back this year so I figured I’d have it done for them. At first it was going to be a straight build nothing added (out of the box build), but then I started adding. One thing led to another and then it needed a scene, a small one but a scene.
I’m going to start posting the finished model or diorama on here and post the progress on Google+ which will be two places
Andy’s Hobby Headquarters Modelcon https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109494894015647831461
And mine Military models https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101680325714021088194
this way everyone can enjoy looking at all the building everyone else posts
So here it is enjoy..

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Thank you for your service

The story behind this M48A3 is that while we were having our house built, a friend of my wife dropped by to see how the house was coming along. My wife told him that I build models and he wanted to see my work. At this time, I was working on a Sherman. He told me he learned to drive tanks in a Sherman. So of course I started asking questions. This is when I found out he was a tanker in Vietnam and drove this tank, so I asked him more questions about his time and the tank. After the house was finished and we moved in and got everything setup, I found his tank that I wanted to build for him. This was more or less a thank you for his service and advice. After I was done, I had left it with the tracks unfinished and no weathering. Sad to say we have not seen him since the visit.

So today I finished it in memory of him and it is completed and in the display case.

The rest before it was totally completed.

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Tamiya U.S. Self-Propelled 155mm Gun M40 (finished)

I’m calling this M40 done and it was a great kit that I highly recommend. I took the finished shots before the bucket of water was finished drying so I’ll go back and take a few close ups.

The diorama is a Korean War scene as the M40 saw limited action in WWII. So enjoy

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Tamiya U.S. Self-Propelled 155mm Gun M40

As we go through Harvey’s heavy downpours here in Houston I figured it was a great time to work on this M40. Added the metal barrel and finished off the tracks so their ready. Also started on the figures as there is 8 of them…. All this rain makes me sleepy so I might take a nap and wake up to more work…

 

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Tamiya Japanese 4X4 Light Type 95 Kurogane 1/48 scale

This is not my normal build or scale (almost too small for me), but a friend wanted this for a gift so here it is. Now moving onto the U.S. M40….

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Tamiya German Self Propelled Howitzer Wespe and Diorama ((Completed))

Finally completed this cold project. It just started out as a replacement for a Wespe I built about 20 years ago and moved before it was 100% done and lost the tools to this diorama. Then I kept thinking of more and more to do or buy to add on, ended up using 2 full kits and extra parts from past completed builds. I used wood putty to mold the campfire logs and Tamiya snow.
Now to clear out the area and get ready for a small build for someone requesting a Japanese WWII car (first for me)

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Two Wespe 20 years apart