Ma K. 1/20 Archelon
I started looking at these kits a few years ago and eventually ended up picking up 4 or 5 of them in a short period of time. I usually build aircraft but there is just something about this series that drew me in. This kit in particular is the Archelon offering. It can be found at Amazon and a few other online stores. The series has seen a rebirth over the last few years as more mainstream companies like Hasegawa started pressing them.
Each kit comes with a simple, yet attractive box as well as full instructions and a large decal sheet. The kits are also fully articulated, minus the hands, allowing for many different poses. This also makes construction easier as it promotes modular building and painting. I went for a “late war” forest cammo but I wanted more color. I added the yellow to the cannon as a unit marking and weathered it with a little chipping and some brown/black washes. In hindsight, I like the gloss look better for some reason. I will finish the next few that way and see what I can achieve. Thanks for looking and any comments are welcome.
3 additional images. Click to enlarge.