Tuesday, 11 May 2010

The Honey and The Howitzer

I don't just build the larger Tanks, I also like to build smaller, Light Tanks as well. A few years ago, I found Tamiya's M8 Howitzer Motor Carriage (which although, technically isn't a tank, it is based on a Light Tank chassis). This model is unusual in that it actually has its interior depicted. It was a nice, quick and easy model to build and paint. I don't recall having any problems with it. I like the fact that you can look down into the open topped turret and see the gun breach in the turret and the stowed ammunition in the hull!

The M8 Howitzer Motor Carriage

The last of my Light Tanks, was one that my wife bought for me. It's the U.S. M3 Stuart Light Tank, known as the 'Honey' to the British and using the same chassis as the M8 Howitzer Motor Carriage, and M5 Light Tank. This was another quick and easy model to build, the only challenge was holding the angled aerial in place whilst the glue set! I actually used the right colour paint for this model! Tamiya's XF62 Olive Drab.

U.S. M3 Stuart Light Tank

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