SEMOVENTE M40 ITALIAN SELF-PROPELLED ASSAULT GUN TAMIYA 1/35

It is a Semovente which Tamiya released some parts renewal. Caterpillar is partly jointed. It is built from April to June 2009.

SEMOVENTE M40 TAMIYA 1/35 BOX PACKAGESemovente was released at the end of last year with a minor change to set up new figures and some new parts.
(2009/04/07)

SEMOVENTE M40 TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGThe trank roller was considerably complex, and it took time to remove the parting line of plate spring.
(2009/04/07)

SEMOVENTE M40 TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGSince the hatch on the upper body was wide, I painted the inside. As the photo, you can see the inside in detail.
(2009/04/27)

SEMOVENTE M40 TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGAssembly completed. I added the jerrican belt to the original parts.
(2009/04/29)

SEMOVENTE M40 TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGI placed the sandbags on a front armor.
(2009/04/29)

SEMOVENTE M40 TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGPrecise quality was increased compared to the old parts such as shovels and jacks.

SEMOVENTE M40 TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGI should have painted on the fender in the room part. I forgot about it.

SEMOVENTE M40 TAMIYA 1/35 MAKING ITALIAN TANK CREWThe Italian tank soldier who puts on a leather coat. I installed the photo-etched parts of the machine gun aiming.
(2009/04/29)

SEMOVENTE M40 TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTINGI finished the basic painting in sand yellow.
(2009/05/28)

SEMOVENTE M40 TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOSemovente is the first self-propelled armored artillery of the Italian army. It has been received the influence in the design of German Sturmgeschutz III. At that time, Semovente received the appraisal of the strongest tank of an Italian army.

SEMOVENTE M40 TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOSince this vehicle was in north Africa, I made sandy weathering.

SEMOVENTE M40 TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe caterpillar of Semovente is the small one without so much convexo-concave. When I used a decal fit for the number plate decal, it melted. I touch up the side with rusty painting.

SEMOVENTE M40 TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe aim of the Breda machine gun is the photo-etched parts included in this kit.

SEMOVENTE M40 TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe tank soldier wears the coat of black leather. Can you see this person like the Italian? An Italian army used helmets with the feature. There is 3 crew in this tank and commander had to have a role of loader and radio person at the same time.

SEMOVENTE M40 TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe jerrican color was changed one by one for the variation.

SEMOVENTE M40 TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI put out the discoloration feeling of the desert to do the washing and pastel painting.

SEMOVENTE M40 TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOMarking was one of the North Africa fronts. I slid the mark to upward avoiding hide behind the jerrican.

SEMOVENTE M40 TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe iron plate became hot burnt to able to make fried egg in North Africa. I like the natural pose figure as attached in this kit.

SEMOVENTE M40 TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI’m worried about the kit total balance of mixed old and new parts. But the final impression is very good like all renewal kits.

SEMOVENTE M40 TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOAt last, I was able to complete it. I knew only the name of Semovente for a long time with most useful AFV in the Italian army tank.
(2009/06/12)

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