I glued the chassis frame and driver compartment floor parts first, which is a little different from the instruction manual procedure. It is difficult to locate the glue on the large parts.
I don’t like the tire parts of this Italeri kit. I forgot if it was a Bronco or a Trumpeter, I tried to put on Michelin tires that were cast from HEMTT series kits in the past. I think it’s a bit bigger than the standard, but I use it because I prefer a sturdy look. I have a little bad shaping, but I don’t care.
There was a string in the kit that looked like a wire, and to attach it like this. I don’t think the iron plate-covered fighting booth is just hooked up to the carrier by wire, but if it’s not firmly welded, it will slip off and fall off while moving.
There were some oil colors that I was going to throw away because I thought I didn’t need them anymore when I moved. After all, I use this Yellow Ocher, Brown Ocher, and Raw Umber which I decided to keep because they are not bulky. I’m glad I didn’t throw them away.
I think Italeri should prepare a lot of spare ammunition cases whose name is a Gun-truck. Sadly, there are no accessories at all. From Tamiya’s Modern U.S. Military Equipment Set, place a box of combat rations. There were some parts of the ammunition case in the set, but most of them were 40 mm ammunition cases and only 2 were 12.7 mm ammunition cases.
The dust marks on the wipers were made by tracing the lids of plastic bottles several times before. Now I have a Voyager masking stencil, so it’s a little easier. Strangely, I can’t fit the wiper with a rather beautiful fan shape.
The Italeri Armored Gun Truck has been completed. A gun truck is a transport truck equipped with an armored cabin and carrier and armed with machine guns, grenade launchers, etc. Many vehicles were remodeled in the field.
Increased armor is painted in rusty colors. I used Vallejo Cavalry Brown. I didn’t have this color, it’s too much trouble to buy just one. I bought it while I stopped around Akihabara. It seemed difficult to mix this color, so I’m glad I bought it.
When I use a mixture of pastel and enamel paint for washing, I don’t know the revel of the weathering right after the paint, and after a while, it dries too bright and I sometimes get a shock. I thought I did it today, but it would be good after a while. Even if it is a single work, this much weathering is OK.
The Gun Truck had a lot of work to do. I think 2 x 12.7 mm machine guns are not powerful, but it was effective for the local guerrillas. It plays an important role in escorting truck convoys. When it’s completed, it’s quite a powerful-looking truck.
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.