CARRO ARMATO M13/40 ITALIAN MEDIUM TANK TAMIYA 1/35

It is Carro Armato which is partly renewed Tamiya’s old kit. It was built from November 2009 to April 2012.

CARRO ARMATO M13/40 1/35 BOX PACKAGE

CARRO ARMATO M13/40 1/35 MAKINGI could assemble the partial link type caterpillar without difficulty.
(2009/11/27)

CARRO ARMATO M13/40 1/35 MAKINGRoughly shaping before small parts attached.
(2009/11/28)

CARRO ARMATO M13/40 1/35 MAKINGI could reach here only spent several hours.
(2009/11/29)

CARRO ARMATO M13/40 1/35 MAKINGTwo figures are in this kit, I choose one of them. The posing is almost the same as Semovente but the right hand is different.
(2009/11/29)

CARRO ARMATO M13/40 1/35 MAKINGParting lines are exposed clearly so we need to remove them carefully. Especially the leaf spring suspensions were required to check. It is easy to assemble the renewal parts. I hope Tamiya chooses full renewal.

CARRO ARMATO M13/40 1/35 MAKINGResin head face is a nice guy.
(2009/11/29)

CARRO ARMATO M13/40 1/35 PAINTINGI finish up this tank by the green camouflage. Basic painting in mat desert yellow of Humbrol.
(2010/04/04)

CARRO ARMATO M13/40 1/35 PAINTINGDark green dot camouflage. I care not to the same pattern in many areas.
(2010/04/10)

CARRO ARMATO M13/40 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOAt last, the Italian tank that had been being left since last year was completed. It is Carlo Armart M13/40.

CARRO ARMATO M13/40 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOYou can see it’s a small tank when compared with the figure. It would have been surely tight if four people (5m in total length, width 2.17m, and 2.25m in height) entered.

CARRO ARMATO M13/40 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOMarking is the 132nd Ariete Armored Division in North African Front.

CARRO ARMATO M13/40 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOAfter I had melted the pastel with an acrylic thinner, sprinkled it on the chassis. I don’t think that mud adheres so much in the desert.

CARRO ARMATO M13/40 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe crew is also dusty like this vehicle.

CARRO ARMATO M13/40 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOItalian tank crew mounts on the turret.

CARRO ARMATO M13/40 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI expressed upper dust with the pastel powder.

CARRO ARMATO M13/40 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOAfter pasting decals, I splayed mat clear too much and someplace remaining slightly white.

CARRO ARMATO M13/40 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThere is marking the kangaroo version captured by the Australian army. This seems nice. Very long time I have made AFV. Now I’m considering to make changes, I’ll try some car model next time.
(2010/04/24)

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