1/35 M24 Chaffee
This little scene portrays a Chaffee with its crew scouting for enemy activity on the outskirts of a German town during the late winter of 1945.
The kit used is the newish Bronco offering built largely out of the box. As is typical for Bronco the build is rather complex with many tiny subassemblies combining both styrene and photoetch. However, if you take your time and do some dry-fitting you will end up with an excellent representation of the M24.
The crew in the turret comes from the Tamiya M26 Pershing while the driver is made up from spare parts. The stowage is a mix of scratchbuilt items and stuff taken from the spares box.
For the base I used foamboard and paper stock to form the basic structures with a few commercial items added for various details. The tree was built from electrical wiring coated with Liquitex Ceramic Stucco. While not totally convincing I am still happy with how the tree turned out.
All in all this was a fun and rewarding project.
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