I have gotten this crazy idea of doing a batch of the fun, little and obiquitous Stuarts in its various versions. Not that I haven’t enough projects to finish first, no… But I just need to build, instead of paint and weather.
So I started gathering… An M3 here, an M5A1 there… and why not just toss in an M8 into the mix as well.
For some I already have a version in mind, like the US M3A1. That will be the PTO along with an M32B2. AFV Club’s M5A1 might just end up as a “Black Panther”, belonging to the 761st Tank battalion, since I think those troops do not get the credit they deserve for their services.
Tamiya’s M3… I am leaning toward an AnZac-version in Guinnea whereas the M8 will be a 113th Cav. as an honour to those that liberated my homesoil.
Or should I use the “Honey” as an AnZac-tank and the M3 as a Russian lendlease? But the “Honey” has the cauntercamouflage…
And what about Tamiya’s M5A1? Commonwealth recce-tank? Or Czech FlaK/PaK-version? I have the necessary guns in the stash… plus the flaK-version has a whacky camouflagepattern too.
Ahh!! Choices, choices!!!
Oh man, this is my way of thinking, I’ve wanted to do this same thing for years, to display all five versions on line or in a convoy, but so cool to have one of each showing it’s evolution through their production development.
Yeah, who knows how its looked at now. Good thing at 8 years old I could give a crap about that flag or the General lee on dukes of hazzard. Car could have been solid yellow and who have been the same show to me.