ITALIAN MEDIUM TANK CARRO ARMATO M13/40 TAMIYA 1/35

It is Carro Armato which is partly renewed Tamiya’s old kit. It was built from November 2009 to April 2012.

Box package of Carro Armato M13/40 Tamiya 1/35

assemble the partial link type caterpillar, Carro Armato M13/40 Tamiya 1/35

I could assemble the partial link type caterpillar without difficulty.
(2009/11/27)

assemble the body of Carro Armato M13/40 Tamiya 1/35

Roughly shaping before small parts attached.
(2009/11/28)

making of Carro Armato M13/40 Tamiya 1/35

I could reach here only spent several hours.
(2009/11/29)

Italian tank crew with Carro Armato M13/40 Tamiya 1/35

Two figures are in this kit, I choose one of them. The posing is almost same as Semovente but the right hand is different.
(2009/11/29)

Carro Armato M13/40 Tamiya 1/35 before painting

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.

Italian tank crew Tamiya 1/35 and resin head

Resin head face is a nice guy.
(2009/11/29)

Basic painting in mat desert yellow of Humbrol

I finish up this tank by the green camouflage. Basic painting in mat desert yellow of Humbrol.
(2010/04/04)

dark yellow and dark green camouflage

Dark green dot camouflage. I care not to same pattern in many areas.
(2010/04/10)

Dark green dot camouflage

At last, the Italian tank that had been being left since last year was completed. It is Carlo Armart M13/40.

Carro Armato M13/40 Tamiya 1/35 build and painting to finish

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.

132nd Ariete Armored Division in North African Front Carro Armato M13/40

Marking is the 132nd Ariete Armored Division in North African Front.

melted the pastel with an acrylic thinner, sprinkled it on the chassis

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.

Carro Armato M13/40 Tamiya 1/35 build and painting

Crew is also dusty like this vehicle.

Italian tank crew mounts on the turret

Italian tank crew mounts on the turret.

weathering the dust with the pastel powder

I expressed upper dust with the pastel powder.

back shot of Carro Armato M13/40

After pasting decals, I splayed mat clear too much and some place remaining slightly white.

Carro Armato M13/40 build and painting to finish

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.
(2010/04/24)

 

I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.

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