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Here is another one. I always thought that the M-18 Hellcat looked exactly like what it was, fast and dangerous. It's a fascinating vehicle.

 

Anyway, here is my 1/35 scale version of it. Of course I can't just build the vehicle I have to add the crew and lots of extra gear and baggage.

 

Thanks

 

Dennis

 

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Dennis, you have some truly amazing talent and skill! I've always had a love affair with the M-18's. My grandmother's neighbor in Alabama was a Stuart driver in the 805th, and after his passing, she had copies made of some of his pictures, including a M-18, and some armor with the hedgecutters. Of course that was back in Italy. Anyway, I really love your work! You must be almost blind from squiunting so much to get so MUCH detail!

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Actively seeking North Carolina and 30th infantry Division-related items from all periods.

Also looking for items belonging to veterans that went to The Citadel in Charleston.

 

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Another great production, Dennis! Thanks for posting! Semper Fi......Bob

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Thank you all for the nice comments.

 

Are the patches painted or decals?

 

The TD patches on that model are hand painted, a fine brush and a big magnifying glass. I was just too lazy to order the dry transfers.

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Dennis,

 

Very high speed.Simply out standing.I sure like when all of the modelers post there builds.I use to build but not on a level even close to you pros!!

 

RD

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Here is another one. I always thought that the M-18 Hellcat looked exactly like what it was, fast and dangerous. It's a fascinating vehicle.

 

Anyway, here is my 1/35 scale version of it. Of course I can't just build the vehicle I have to add the crew and lots of extra gear and baggage.

 

Thanks

 

Dennis

 

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Good job with nice details.

Ken

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