First post introduction – Velinden 120 mm Stuart Tank
Hi fellow Modelers,
This is my first post here at iModeler and as way of an introduction, I am presenting my 120mm M3 Stuart tank. The tank is out of box but I added a lot of scratch build items and did some custom work like hollowing the MG barrels, adding hooks from spare resin, etc. The figure I picked up a at hobby shop in Seattle many years ago during my active duty travels. The pots I actually picked up at a Michales craft store while I was waiting on the Mrs. to finish her shopping. 😀
Now to introductions about me. I am a retired U S Coast Guard Chief Gunners Mate. I did six years in the U S Army and fourteen in the Coast Guard. Tours included Presidio of S.F., US Army Europe, a tour at Panmunjom, Korea, 7th light infantry and ten years on Medium Endurance Cutters based out of Florida. My final tour they sent me to be a tech rep to fix busted up Cutters. I am now an IT weenie and besides modeling, I am active in scouting with my fine son who is going for his Eagle Board next Month and also doing whatever Honey Do projects my better half designs. The last pictures are of my man cave. To paraphrase Donald Sutherland in the Dirty Dozen, it ain’t pretty but it can fight. Great site and great people! 😀👍
PS, I hand painted the Star and the serial number reflects my somewhat dry sense of humor that saw me through those difficult days of military life. 🤓
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