It is an old kit, but I made my own loading items with Super Sculpey clay. It was built in October 2014.
I just blew the olive drab U.S. tank’s basic color. This kit includes a belt caterpillar. I usually want to use pieces divided by truck links, but this M3 and M5 caterpillar is not needed to consider precisely. This model is covered by side armor and the caterpillar has tension.
I just made one figure. Inside the turret is too narrow and difficult to set him in. I’ll just him sitting on the sandbag. This kind of U.S.soldier figure wearing a tanker jacket was precious in the old time. Now we can get it from Alpine, Miniart or other material makers.
The M8 is a self-propelled howitzer based on the M5 Stuart light tank body. It was produced approximately 1,800 tanks during World War II. French military used them after World War II in Vietnam, and the South Vietnamese forces used them until the early 1960s after France Army withdrew.
By the way, the appliance of the iron tools side on the gun turret was called additional grousers for going through the muddy or sandy loose area, they are attached with caterpillar treads. It was written on Tamiya’s instruction. When I made the Stuart M3 AFV Club kit, I was wondering about these tools but became clear. Though it was trivia, I became smarter.
When I rode a lot of baggage, and some sandbags piled up, this model size is small but a big presence. It was slightly troublesome to bake clay called the Super Sculpey. I’ll use it again soon because I still remain a lot of clay.
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.