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.