This French tank kit was completed in December 2007.
I assembled this kit without having a difficult process. It is a gentle kit for the beginner. The assembly of the caterpillar was completed in about 30 minutes, too. It seems that some maniac modeler cut down the caterpillar side one by one thinly.
French tank soldier’s helmet was valued on a 1/35 scale and reproduced with epoxy putty. I made the leather strip of the helmet with a plastic paper. You can see lacked point under one’s nose when expanding in the photograph. I think that I bury it with the instant adhesive before painting it.
It is a basic painting. After having blown the green with the airbrush, dark yellow painted with the brush. Irregular brush marks have remained in some places. The caterpillar is glaring because I painted it with the semi-gloss black.
I suppose that many tank model fans have already made Tamiya B1 bis. It is an easy kit and a beginner can complete it easily. The form of French tanks is peculiar, different from Germany and the Soviet one.
Arms are 75mm tank gun, 47mm tank gun, and 7.5mm machine gun. Ｔhis tank has as much as 60mm front armor, it was not possible to have defeated by 37mm anti-tank gun of German army main force at that time.
I decided on this tank Marking “Bourrasque” tank number 257, 2nd Section, 1st Company, 15th Combat Tank Battalion, 2nd Armored Division in France 1940.
I like this front cat mark and the heart mark on the side turret. By the way, “Bourrasque” means the gust of wind or the flurry of wind. It is a flurry, though the speed is only 28km per hour.
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.