A new year, and another new project. Continuing my builds for the So Cal AMPS GB of the Patton Tank family, I’m building a M47 this time. I’m using the Testors Italeri kit, but will modify it some by changing the turret grab rails to early configuration, and not what comes in the kit. I will be building this in the markings of the 5th Infantry Division, my first line unit in the Army, during the time that they were stationed in West Germany in the early 1950s, when my father was stationed there. So this project is hitting a few personal areas, so to speak.
Anyways, last night I began by completing steps 1&2, essentially putting on most of the suspension.
Now after looking at this engine area, and looking at some other folks work, I’m going to try my hand at upgrading this power pack area with some plumbing and wiring. I have found some good photos to use as reference.
The real question is how much. We shall see…