It was built from October to November 2007. It was pretty difficult.
Because the caterpillar was a set of two pieces, the length adjustment was difficult. Length slightly remained. Because there is no other way, I cut one of the parts with nippers at a halfway position, and the loose condition of the caterpillar may just be improved.
There are black parts on the upper part of the turret in the real car photograph on the Internet. I put up the polyester because it was not in the kit. Maybe it’s a machine gun mounted on the device?
This time, it’s a Soviet light tank BT-5. Engineer John Walter Christie in the United States developed a Christie fast tank. The licensed production right was sold to the Soviet Union for various reasons.
This tank was possible running that without removable caterpillar on the road, the speed of about 100km. As for the replacement to T-34, after all, detaching the caterpillar might have been unnecessary on the battlefield.
The BT tank appears frequently as a weak enemy with the scene model. I made this tank in the situation of the Spanish civil war in 1936. At that time, the tank of a German army that supported the Franco army seems to have fought hard against 42 calibers 45mm tank gun power. When a strong chain as often seen in the battlefield photograph is rolled to the front side, it seems to be strong.
Before assembling, I thought it’s easy to complete because the parts are not so many. But in the process, there were many difficult processes. But anyway I could complete it. Especially I like this figure very much.
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.