M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 BOX PACKAGE It’s a 1/35 scale Italeri Gun Truck. It is an armed M939 5-ton truck. The box painting is probably a vehicle used during the Gulf War.

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 MAKING Plastic models of trucks are assembled from around here.

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 MAKING I made Big Foot before, so I’ll remember the general points. First, attached various parts of the lower part of the truck chassis.

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 MAKINGI 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.
(2019/0924)

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 MAKING The fixed frame of the machine gun mounted on the driver’s seat was also completed.

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 MAKING It is a machine gun part covered with the iron plates.

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 MAKINGI 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.
(2019/09/26)

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 MAKING M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 MAKING 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.

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 MAKING M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 MAKING The appearance from the front is pretty cool.

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 MAKINGIt has 7 tires made of resin, so it’s quite heavy.
(2019/09/28)

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 PAINTING M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 PAINTING I blew a bright color to try gradation painting. But this time it’s camouflage paint, and this military truck doesn’t have much camouflage area, so it might be meaningless.

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 PAINTING M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 PAINTINGThe floor and part of the platform frame seem to be made of wood. This part is probably Olive Drab. But I put a priority on my personal preference and painted it with wood grain.
(2019/09/30)

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 PAINTING I tried to paint wooden floorboards with water-based paint. It dries quickly and doesn’t blend well. The color choice was not so good.

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 PAINTING 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.

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 PAINTINGIt’s better than the previous picture. I think the color and gloss will change a little because I will do a light weathering.
(2019/10/02)

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 MAKING RATION BOX I think Italeri should prepare a lot of spare ammunition cases whose name is a Gun-truck. It is very sad that 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.

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 MAKING RATION BOX Cardboard boxes for combat rations are to cut out, make cuts and fold. I remember putting some on my Paladin self-propelled gun a long time ago.

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 MAKING RATION BOX Assembly is surprisingly troublesome.

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 MAKING RATION BOX It’s like half fun and half hardship. I don’t feel like making 30 or 40 boxes.

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 MAKING RATION BOXThis is enough for this time. The finish is different, and it will be a little accent. The moon mark side of the box may have something to do with the Islamic religion.
(2019/10/06)

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 MAKING 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. It’s strange that I can’t fit the wiper with a rather beautiful fan shape.

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 FINISHED WORK 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.

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 FINISHED WORK The 5 t truck series with the official number chassis M939 was developed and operated in the United States in the 1980s. This truck has a 6 x 6 wheel drive, and the regular truck is called the M923.

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 FINISHED WORK M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 FINISHED WORK M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 FINISHED WORK 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.

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 FINISHED WORK M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 FINISHED WORK Bulletproof plates seem to be simple ones made by welding iron plates. Is this reddish-brown primer? I think it’s good to draw rust because it changes the appearance of modeling.

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 FINISHED WORK M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 FINISHED WORK The tires were cast from other good quality kits. It is for HEMMT, so I think the size is a little bigger.

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 FINISHED WORK M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 FINISHED WORK M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 FINISHED WORK There are a lot of different parts on the side of the truck chassis. Diesel lettering on the fuel tank.

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 FINISHED WORK M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 FINISHED WORK There are a lot of ration cartons and there is no spare ammunition case, which makes me feel uncomfortable.

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 FINISHED WORK M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 FINISHED WORK 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 much 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.

M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 FINISHED WORK M-923 U.S. ARMORED GUN TRUCK ITALERI 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe 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.
(2019/10/09)

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