U.S. ARMY 105mm HOWITZER M2A1 AFV CLUB 1/35

It’s a U.S. Army Howitzer released by AFV club, built in May 2014.

U.S. ARMY 105mm HOWITZER M2A1 AFV CLUB 1/35 BOX PACKAGEIt seems to be the cannon kit that the spirit and soul of this marker will be felt. I heard the quality is very high level.

U.S. ARMY 105mm HOWITZER M2A1 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGThis coil spring is not metal parts and is molded by plastic injection. It requires considerably high technology of molding and injection.

U.S. ARMY 105mm HOWITZER M2A1 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGA lot of parts are smaller than a rice grain, needed attention for assembling. Because it is considerably small, cutting gate filing is hard work, having sore eyes… You should be careful about the loss of the parts very much.

U.S. ARMY 105mm HOWITZER M2A1 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGThe gun mount is movable up and down, but it’s better to fix it the same timing near the completion of assembly because some of the parts are loose and easy to pull off. We can choose a state whether the kit is transporting or during a bombardment. This is a firing position I choose.

U.S. ARMY 105mm HOWITZER M2A1 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGIt became like this when I built little by little each part which I didn’t know which part I made at the beginning. High quality, perfect circle gun barrel is made of aluminum.
(04-May-2014)

U.S. ARMY 105mm HOWITZER M2A1 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGAssembly of the howitzer was completed. There are not so many photo-etched parts, and cannon has a high quality only with plastic parts.
(11-May-2014)

U.S. ARMY 105mm HOWITZER M2A1 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGChain photo-etched parts quality increased as every chain circle twits 90 degrees.

U.S. ARMY 105mm HOWITZER M2A1 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGThe weight of the kit increases after attaching tire. The tire does not seem to be hollow but solid rubber.

U.S. ARMY 105mm HOWITZER M2A1 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGBecause the complicated mechanism area has many parts, assembling was difficult.

U.S. ARMY 105mm HOWITZER M2A1 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGIt is a howitzer having the machine gun. I suppose it’s unique.
(11-May-2014)

U.S. ARMY 105mm HOWITZER M2A1 AFV CLUB 1/35 PAINTINGI blew surfacer on it.

U.S. ARMY 105mm HOWITZER M2A1 AFV CLUB 1/35 PAINTINGBlowing mahogany on the dark area.

U.S. ARMY 105mm HOWITZER M2A1 AFV CLUB 1/35 PAINTINGNow I’m painting basic color. I have to be careful to handle this kit as there are so many fragile places.
(26-May-2014)

U.S. ARMY 105mm HOWITZER M2A1 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOA howitzer was completed. Cannons have an only small bulletproof board, the crew feels naked and exposed, I suppose. Comparing it to tanks, that can’t be helped.

U.S. ARMY 105mm HOWITZER M2A1 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOAlthough this 105mm howitzer looks small, the effective range is approximately 11km, required soldiers are ten for operation. I don’t know well, probably one commander, two monitors, a calculation man, three for the operation of the cannon, the others are loaders?

U.S. ARMY 105mm HOWITZER M2A1 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI could choose a transportation position or shooting position, this is shooting. Same as last I made Diana, measurement poles bright color white and red accentuate well and good looking.

U.S. ARMY 105mm HOWITZER M2A1 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThere seems to be the killing power radius is approximately 30m in such small cannon. Infantries can take damage easily if advancing on flat ground, and no point to hide.

U.S. ARMY 105mm HOWITZER M2A1 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe places where the metal parts seem to rub are painted in a metal collar lightly. The pattern of the tires is molded finely.

U.S. ARMY 105mm HOWITZER M2A1 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOTwo etching metal plates are on the left side of the cannon. As for such parts, AFV club’s work is excellent.

U.S. ARMY 105mm HOWITZER M2A1 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThese small parts help my understanding of the complicated cannon mechanism.

U.S. ARMY 105mm HOWITZER M2A1 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOAfter having understood real weapon’s performance, firstly I felt it weak and unreliable but is powerful. This cannon reminds me the 105mm howitzer was loaded on one of the Sherman tanks variations.

U.S. ARMY 105mm HOWITZER M2A1 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI set out a radio operator and commander with this howitzer. The front line commander should not be here like backward, but he looks like the commander of the artillery. Radioman is taking requests from the front.

U.S. ARMY 105mm HOWITZER M2A1 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOOther two people are from the next booth. When it is only a cannon, I think it’s sort of fun, but it’s vivid with displayed figures. Of course, the satisfaction is high based on the AFV club’s cannon kit preciseness.
(01-June-2014)

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