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M40 Gun Motor Carriage & M43 Howitzer Motor Carriage

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Hey Lars, I wouldn't expect a masterpiece with a WIP photo. That's why it's a WIP. So far so good. You know what you have to do to make it to your liking.

Patience my friend, patience. I myself, I like the preliminary look.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

 

Good point, Manny... Keep calm and build the next parts... At least I'm done with the scratchbuild parts after having finished the racks for the charges.

 

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Lars, that's nice progress. You are getting there and it's looking good!

Terry


to all who have served!


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Thanks very much, Terry! Only slow progress these days. Many tiny parts which take much time to assemble.

 

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After a very very busy month I finaly returned to my modeling desk today. I nearly finished the M 43. The little dio I'm thinking about will take place in Korea where both Howitzers saw action. I'll execute the M 40 in firing position and the M 43 on the march.

 

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Both kits side by side. After having built both kits I do prefer the Tamiya one. Both kits are very detailed but the AFV Club one is much more difficult to build. Of course the Tamiya M 40 guncrew is another outstanding feature.

 

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Yeah Lars, I'm in slo-mo build too. I like how both of these SP guns are coming along.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

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Yesterday the guns received a washing with fluid black color. Today I added multiple layers of different shades of OD.

 

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Meanwhile I have applied the decals and started with weathering and detail painting of the guns.

 

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The decals look great, especially the dragon. The weathering is very nice. I can tell you're using the vinyl tracks. Still doesn't take away from the fine work you've done here.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

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I don't know how I missed this. Another great job, they look terrific. Well done.


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There's still a lot of work to be done. For the dio I'm thinking of a typical Arty scene - it's getting dirty!

 

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These guns look like they've been out in the field. Great work again, Lars.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

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Thanks Manny!

 

I was unsure if I should build a dio with the two guns or not. There's a nice set of figures with the Tamiya kit that scream for a dio. On the other hand I do not want to build another dio which will be stored away at the attic because of space limitations right after it is finished. In addition I'm thinking of beginning a new project at our new World Militaria Forum's modeling section. So many kits, so little time.

 

Sometimes it needs a single picture to trigger a decision. When doing some online research about the Korean war I came across pictures of the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.

 

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