It is a light tank of the Italian army. Tankette rather than a light tank. It still weighs about 3 tons.
First of all, it is from the box building of the tankette body. There is a little gap, but it seems no big problem if you carefully adjust the parts together.
It is very difficult to assemble the chassis and the road wheels and suspension. I wonder if it is possible to bond them together and assemble them all at once. There are few sticking parts and it does not stabilize. What should I do?
Now I’m assembling the leaf spring suspension and rolling wheels. It collapses as soon as it gives a little vibration.
Only a few photo-etched parts are included.
Just after assembling the partially connected caterpillar. Even if I’m familiar with tanks, it was quite difficult, as driving wheel fastening was not quite stable. I think that the fine adjustment is possible that I assemble them without the time from the wheels to the caterpillar track parts.
There are two big square hatches. Because the tank is ultra-small, it looks like cramped looking at the package.
Because it assembles from a box set, it is self-responsibility that the combination is bad. If there is a more clear part-to-part guide, it may have been assembled exactly.
The light curing putty was left, I attempted to make dirt 3D effect weathering. Because the color of the putty is yellow, I cannot see much.
Carlo Veloce Tankette was completed. This tank was active during the invasion of Ethiopia in 1935 and the war in Spain in 1936. Armament and armor are both poor, so it was already old-fashioned weapon at the end of 1940, and it seems that there were few opportunities to participate in a battle at the front line.
Usually, this model was equipped with a machine-gun, this type is equipped with a 20 mm antitank gun. Because of the structure, there was no turret, the shooting range was limited.
It is a Tankette that will fly if the wind blows. I draw it looks as heavy as possible, the caterpillar and anti-tank gun brighter with a dry brush.
Ummm, the caterpillar has become distorted in some places.
These clear parts are used for the headlights, and it is good to see a precise lattice pattern even if seen nearby.
I think the marking is the ninth tank battalion in Libya, North Africa in 1941. By the way, this tank loaded radio.
The camouflage paint was difficult to paint on the tiny vehicle.
I didn’t glue the big hatch.
I made five Italian tank soldiers the other day and they were sitting posture, so I tried it on Carlo Veloce.
The figure seems quite big, but even in real photos, it was like this. As it is a two-seater, it’s not so big inside.
I did not feel the carry through with a big project as the AFV body is too small. Anyway, I had very little experience of the Italian tanks, so I enjoyed it very much. Considering only Tamiya, there are few options to build Italian tanks. Including Italeri, it gets a little more.
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.