1/35 “M-47 Patton Tank.”
Some time in 1998 I bought this kit which was my very first tank model. I have no record of who made the kit but I can say that it was very easy to build right “o.o.b.”
I painted the track with some steel paint because real tanks wore off any factory paint real fast.
I used the kit’s decals and sanded off some of the O.D. paint for a weathering effect. I also used some dirt from my garden on the base and poured some clear “Future Floor Wax” in the dirt to show a “mud/water” effect. I bought my wooden base at the hobby shop.
I liked the end results, including the fact that I could build a tank faster than any airplane, so over the years I built over 25 “armor” models.
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