Okay. Soooo…I fell off the wagon.
Like, from orbit.
Everyone has their favorite vehicle. This is mine. It did not end up under the Christmas tree so I took matters into my own hands and it just arrived from China. After finishing my current campaign builds, this will be my next model, along with an Italeri M47 already under construction on the factory floor.
Many of you are very skilled at composing dioramas. I want to try my hand at it and have numerous trailers and support stuff on my Want List. This was on sale so…here it is. It should make for an easy and fun build.
This one is for a trade with Wade (Armor_Buff). I hope they are worthy of one of his excellent German World War II armor projects.
I wanted this the moment I saw it. Well, I wanted the M103A2, but that was out of stock.
As a kid, I built the Tamiya M48 and want to build another as a nostalgia build. According to Gino (HeavyArty), this is a better model. Since this one was on sale…here it is. It requires replacement tracks from Takom.
Since I want to build at least one of each modern US tank, I need an M1. According to online sources, the first Rye Field M1 has some issues, but it was on sale and includes a ton of options. This is scary territory because many of you know this tank so well. I also have a Dragon M1A1 AIM but it needs replacement tracks. The plan is to build one used in Afghanistan one used in Iraq, post 2000.
Finally, I want to add World War I armored vehicles to my collection. A Mark I with steering tail is the highest priority for me and…here it is.
I spent a lot of time doing research before purchasing these models. Accept for the M48, every kit here is a fairly new tool, all-in-the-box project. The M48 needs hard plastic tracks. There are a few accuracy issues but nothing I cannot handle. While a lot of models, my hope is that, as my painting skills improve, so will production. Accept for the Mark I, all of these vehicles wear single color camouflage. This was also intentional. Mark I camouflage can be done with Blue Tac, circumventing a serious shortcoming of my airbrush.