It is Carro Armato which is partly renewed Tamiya’s old kit. It was built from November 2009 to April 2012.
I could assemble the partial link type caterpillar without difficulty.
Roughly shaping before small parts attached.
I could reach here only spent several hours.
Two figures are in this kit, I choose one of them. The posing is almost same as Semovente but the right hand is different.
Parting lines are exposed clearly so we need to remove them carefully. Especially the leaf spring suspensions were required to check. It is easy to assemble the renewal parts. I hope Tamiya chooses the full renewal.
Resin head face is a nice guy.
Ｉ finish up this tank by the green camouflage. Basic painting in mat desert yellow of Humbrol.
Dark green dot camouflage. I care not to same pattern in many areas.
At last, the Italian tank that had been being left since last year was completed. It is Carlo Armart M13/40.
You can see it’s a small tank when compared with the figure. It would have been surely a tight if four people (5m in total length, width 2.17m, and 2.25m in height) entered.
Marking is the 132nd Ariete Armored Division in North African Front.
After I had melted the pastel with an acrylic thinner, sprinkled it on the chassis. I don’t think that mud adheres so much in the desert.
Crew is also dusty like this vehicle.
Italian tank crew mounts on the turret.
Ｉ expressed upper dust with the pastel powder.
After pasting decals, I splayed mat clear too much and some place remaining slightly white.
There is marking of the kangaroo version captured by the Australian army. This seems nice. Very long time I have made AFV’s. Now I’m considering to make changes, I’ll try some car model next time.