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 was released at the end of last year with a minor change to set up new figures and some new parts.
The trank roller was considerably complex, and it took time to remove the parting line of the plate spring.
Since the hatch on the upper body was wide, I painted the inside. As in the photo, you can see the inside in detail.
Assembly completed. I added the jerrican belt to the original parts.
I placed the sandbags on a front armor.
Precise quality was increased compared to the old parts such as shovels and jacks.
I should have painted on the fender in the room part. I forgot about it.
The Italian tank soldier puts on a leather coat. I installed the photo-etched parts of the machine gun aiming.
I finished the basic painting in sand yellow.
Semovente 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.
Since this vehicle was in north Africa, I made sandy weathering.
The 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.
The aim of the Breda machine gun is the photo-etched parts included in this kit.
The tank soldier wears a 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 the commander had to have the role of loader and radio person at the same time.
The jerrican color was changed one by one for the variation.
I put out the discoloration feeling of the desert to do the washing and pastel painting.
Marking was one of the North Africa fronts. I slid the mark upward avoiding hide behind the jerrican.
The iron plate became hot burnt to able to make fried eggs in North Africa. I like the natural pose figure as attached in this kit.
I’m worried about the kit’s total balance of mixed old and new parts. But the final impression is very good like all renewal kits.
At last, I was able to complete it. I knew only the name of Semovente for a long time with the most useful AFV in the Italian army tank.
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.