The belt caterpillar of Tamiya gets rounded when wrapped around, I think that there is no way because it is an old kit. There is no sense of many plates jointing one by one. The appearance of the tracks dramatically increases after changing to the AFV Club or the third party kit.
We can select the spare fuel tank is attached or only the mounting bracket to the tank. At first, I was planning to use the mounting bracket and I shaped the parts, but my mind changed to use all the fuel tanks.
I think that the caterpillar track has an angle of next to each other and it’s realistic. I think there is the option to use the caterpillar sold separately if budget permitting because it is not so high price.
I think that the SU-122 is a thick barrel and quite strong, but because it is a howitzer, SU-85 and SU-100 seem to be stronger in terms of anti-tank battle ability. The SU-122’s main task is attacking the enemy’s position and to support infantry’s firepower. Tamiya’s package was written as a “storm attack gun” in Japanese and I thought it was some amazing weapon when I saw it when I was an elementary school student.
It is said that the German type III self-propelled assault gun was successful as a weapon and SU-122 was produced in reference to this German tank. Because the SU-122 has the width of the caterpillar and tilted armor, the performance is better than the German type III. Operated by 5 crew. There are reserve fuel tanks to extend the mileage 300 km and the maximum speed was 55 km. The total number of production was about 1,200.
The German type III assault gun has a shape with many vertical and horizontal lines with a design concept similar to Panzerkampfwagen III. This SU-122 which diverted the chassis of T-34 uses tilted armor and enhancing defense power.
Recently these are old overseas drama, now I am addicted to “Battlestar Galactica” and “Walking Dead”. The character of Galactica’s doctor is very funny and cool, I like him very much. I am in the middle of Season 2, anyway, it is one of the masterpieces. I think you can enjoy it even if you are not an SF fan.
It is assembled without taking much time as there are few parts. Although it is an old kit, I think that there are many who made it because Tamiya sold this kit with a weathering painting set for a while. The work of fitting the polyester cap on the wheel was strangely nostalgic. I remember the time when I was a boy. In fact, recently, I’m making many quite old kits.
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.