ITALIAN SELF-PROPELLED ASSAULT GUN SEMOVENTE M40 TAMIYA 1/35

It is a Semovente which Tamiya released some parts renewal. Caterpillar is partly jointed. It is built from April to June 2009.

Box package of Semovente M40 Tamiya 1/35

Semovente was released at the end of last year with minor change to set up new figures and some new parts.
(2009/04/07)

trank roller of Semovente M40 Tamiya

The trank roller was considerably complex, and it took time to remove the parting line of plate spring.
(2009/04/07)

Painted inside in white, Semovente M40 Tamiya

Since the hatch on the upper body was wide, I painted the inside. As the photo, you can see the inside in detail.
(2009/04/27)

Assembly completed, Semovente M40 Tamiya

Assembly completed. I added jerrican belt to the original parts.
(2009/04/29)

placed the sandbags on a front armor, Semovente M40 Tamiya

I placed the sandbags on a front armor.
(2009/04/29)

Some parts are renewal, Semovente M40 Tamiya

Precise quality was increased compared to the old parts such as shovels and jacks.

above view before painting, Semovente M40 Tamiya

I should have painted on the fender in the room part. I forgot it.

Italian tank crew WWII on the edge of Semovente hatch

The Italian tank soldier who puts on a leather coat. I installed the photo-etched parts of the machine gun aiming.
(2009/04/29)

basic painting in sand yellow, Semovente M40 Tamiya

I finished basic painting in sand yellow.
(2009/05/28)

Italian Self-propelled Assault Gun Semovente M40 Tamiya 1/35

Semovente is the first self propelled armored artillery of the Italian army. It has been received the influence in design of German Sturmgeschutz III. At that time, Semovente received the appraisal of the strongest tank of an Italian army.

side view of Italian Self-propelled Assault Gun Semovente M40 Tamiya 1/35

Since this vehicle was in the north Africa, I made sandy weathering.

very good, renewal caterpillar, Italian Self-propelled Assault Gun Semovente M40 Tamiya 1/35

The caterpillar of Semovente is the small one without so much convexo-concave. When I used a decal fit for the number plate decal, it melted. I touch up the side with rusty painting.

the Breda machine gun is the photo-etched parts

The aim of the Breda machine gun is the photo-etched parts included in this kit.

The Italian tank crew wears the coat of black leather

The tank soldier wears the coat of black leather. Can you see this person like the Italian? An Italian army used helmets with the feature. There are 3 crew in this tank and commander had to have a role of loader and radio person at the same time.

jerrican color having variation

The jerrican color was changed one by one for the variation.

washing and pastel painting, Semovente M40 Tamiya 1/35

I put out the discoloration feeling of the desert to do washing and pastel painting.

Marking was one of the North Africa front

Marking was one of the North Africa front. I slid the mark to upward avoiding hide behind the jerrican.

I like natural pose tank crew of Tamiya build and painting to finish

The iron plate became hot burnt to able to make fried egg in the North Africa. I like natural pose figure as attached in this kit.

rear view of Semovente M40 Tamiya 1/35

I’m worried about the kit total balance of mixed old and new parts. But the final impression is very good like all renewal kits.

Italian Self-propelled Assault Gun Semovente M40 Tamiya 1/35 build and painting to finish

At last I was able to complete it. I knew only the name of Semovente for a long time with most useful AFV in the Italian army tank.
(2009/06/12)

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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