75 Years Ago Tribute / On This Day
My second, personal, End of WW2, 75th Anniversary tribute build.
Also an "On This Day", March 6th, 1945 tribute as well.
March 6th marks the 75th anniversary of the famous tank battle that took place, in Cologne Germany, between a German Panther and US M26 (T26E3) Pershing. Last year at a book signing, I had the pleasure of meeting the Pershing's gunner, Mr. Clarence Smoyer and Spearhead book author, Mr. Adam Makos.
This tank is part of a diorama I am currently building to honor this battle.
So why I am posting the tank alone...Well, I have to admit that I had an “old farts” mental glitch. I thought the battle took place on March 26 and was planning to post the dio on that day, then I realized the battle occurred March 6. I was never going to finish the dio in time but to give credit when credit is due I'm posting the tank now.
The 1/35, Tamiya, M26 Pershing kit was built out of the box and was a pleasure to build. I did forgo the “workable” running gear, which made the build easier and quicker.
The tank's/crew's stowage is a combination of purchased resin bags and scratch built tarps, boxes, mantlet and machine gun covers.
I hope you like.
So, barring any more mental glitches I hope to post the diorama in the near future. Until then...KEEP IT FUN!
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