This gun is really turning out excellent. You’ve done brilliant work with the photo etch and it all really brings this ancient kit up to speed. Great project.
Nice clean work so far. I would much rather build a superb fitting old Tamiya kit than a new “super detailed” kit with a bizillion bits.
I left off the wheel hub nuts and the 12 PE strengthening plates on the edge of the rotation base. The gun in a light misting of white primer paint.
this shot describes the difference between the PE bracket and the kit part to it’s right that it replaced.
This is excellent work sprocket. The PE set really adds the necessary detail to an old kit. I’m not an artillery guy but your build and others on this site have inspired me. Just gotta get through my other projects first.
If you don’t mind, Tamiya made a small mistake in their instructions. If you leave off the muzzle brake, then you should also remove the breech counterweight that was present to balance it. That chunky square block just forward of the breechblock, on top of the tube, is the counterweight.