M3A1 Half-Track – Dragon 1:35
I think pretty much anyone who builds armor wants to build a Half-track at some point and I’m no exception. This is the first Dragon kit I’ve built since getting back into the modeling game and found it pretty darn nice. I built the 3-in-1 kit, so there are plenty of left over parts depending on which configuration of the M3 you decide to build.
There are a few tricky steps in final assembly when you marry the front half of the kit to the troop carrier portion, so do some dry fitting to make sure the correct brackets lineup in the correct spots.
I know I’m novice, but boy do I hate PE parts. I tried to get the louvered grill built as part of this kit. I mean how cool does it look to have that open—right? But I could not make it look right so mine has the grill closed. I guess it’s a post Battle of the Bulge, Spring M3 Half-track.
Nothing real special about the finishing other than I added a few 20 MM hits in the troop carrier just because I wanted to see how authentic I could make them look. Sorry the photos are a little yellow and dark. I was loosing light as I shot them. I hoping at some point to build a diorama to incorporate this build along with my Deuce and a half.
Comment away, keep building gang!
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