PBR Completed

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This was a real fun build and I learned a lot more about my father.

This is one of those times when it feels really great to say “Thank you for your time spent for your country and our freedom”

And to make something you can sit back and enjoy

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U.S. NAVY PBR 31 Mk.II

After all these years I finally have something I can build for my father.

He was on the USS Pitkin County (LST-1082) in Vietnam War and I have not found a WWII LST yet. The PBR’s would dock at his ship for fuel and rest so he was really happy I had one in the box. So this is the next project and will be posting as I build so he can watch.

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M48A1

This was put together for a tanker who drove this M48A3.

We met for the first time last year

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6×6 Cargo truck

First model in the new house is the 6×6 Cargo truck.
It will be after Christmas when this will be done (waiting on a stencil printer) this way I can try painting a copy of the decals on the back of the truck and then onto the tank transporter.
After that it will be weathered and completed

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This is where the stencil star will be painted (center of tailgate)

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M3 LEE Mk1

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I ran across this old timer and had to have it to complete the collection (Lee and Grant)
This is what Tamiya calls the (‘70s Tamiya Masterpiece Models), I’m glad they make them better now days. I did not take pics of all the putty work that needed to be done and the parts had more than normal flash on the parts. So there was more time cleaning, sanding and putty work.

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Kanonenwagen update

Update: Completed… the old decals were a pain next time I look for new ones With having a house being built I have not spent as much time as I’d like on the models.
That being said I have also been working on the Kanonenwagen with free hand camouflage and weathering to get the “I’ve been mudding” look. Still have a bit more work and waiting to see how the paint dries (mud effects)
Best of all for my birthday my daughter got airbrush for me.
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Volkswagen Schwimmwagen Type 166

(Updated)

I bought this a few years ago but never took the time to get back into modeling. This was still in the box and plastic. This model is more about painting detail than just build/paint/weather. Very small in size but still enjoyable while I wait for information on what transmission housing is needed for a friend, the Sherman tank his dad used while serving in WWII.
All pictures and updates of this VW will be under this post and at the end I’ll put them all together like the last two.

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U.S. M8 Light Armored Car

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This is another old half way done model now completed after 17 years. Finishing up the old models while I wait on information on a Sherman tank request from a good friend.

This M8 needed a lot of clean up work and repair after being moved in the box a few time.

Done and time to move to the next project

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Finished after being in a box for around 17 years. Not sure if I want to finish the other truck and half track or start on the Sherman request and finish 6 wheeled armor car (Greyhound) next. Now that I have more airbrush bottles and Com-Art weathering kit….