German 3T 4×2 Truck with 2cm Flak 38

Update..
Getting close to being done with this gem. The cargo bed and 20mm cannon are completed, all body decals on just need to finish lettering on the license plates. Then weathering and anything else to drop in…. Last is to add this to the diorama 

Next on the list: M24 Chaffee, M4A3E8 Sherman “Easy Eight” and U.S. Tank Destroyer M10

Tamiya U.S. M16 Half Track

I ran across this last year (7/2016) this was started around 1993 maybe 1994 by a good friend of mine. After a few months of working on it he became frustrated with the paint and other things with the model kit. I tried to teach him but at the time lacked the know how to teach him and also lacked the tools and skills to help as well. Now 23 plus years later I ran across his kit almost 50% done and parts scattered all over my part piles of broken or uncompleted models. The decals for this model were dry rotted so I used some from another Half Track. Most of the painting he had done was left, I did clean off one of the doors and one whole side that really showed brush lines and airbrushed a new finish. Then talked him into coming over for the last bit to be done. After that he did not take it with him so I did a little more weathering today then snapped a few pictures to post. On the shelf it goes as completed
If he ever wants it this will be waiting for him..
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German 3T 4×2 Truck with 2cm Flak 38 and add-on to diorama

This time not all the work is being done on just the model first, its being spread out over the field maintenance equipment as well. It takes some time to get the look I’m after for each part so it looks used and weathered. The truck will be open being worked on like the Panther D.  More to come

This table was grey like the vice.. then added oily rag and oil stain –  last added vice now that it’s painted

   

The truck

M4 Sherman (early production) — Finished

This one is done and I’ve put the two together and it’s about 20 years apart. Now to move back to the diorama to finish it.
First off the front shots then the two tanks..


About 20 years apart

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M4 Sherman (early production) — Goggles

The build is going great just finished the goggles for the commander and driver. I used canopy glue for the lens part as a friend suggested and it turned out good, still building the commander but as you can see the driver is done. Right now the main gun is drying and working on the tracks then putting the rest together. Then the fun starts with weathering…..  more to come

making room for lens

Used canopy glue for the lens

Driver gets one pair

 

Sd.Kfz.184 Schwerer Jagdpanzer Elefant

Now completed and moving onto the next which I think will be another Sherman. This one I had built about 20 years ago so now I will build it again to compare.M4_Sherman-IMG_0112

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