M-26 Pershing- 1/35 Dragon
This is the Dragon M-26 Pershing in 1/35. I used Bison decals for a vehicle of the 73rd Tank Batallion, Korea 1950. I have always liked the look of Korean War Pershings and Pattons, especially with later track, so I had to build this one.
I used an RB productions turned metal barrel but little else in aftermarket. I am waiting on a replacement 50 cal. for the roof mount. Stowage is from the spares box (spare track is from the kit).
I rescued this one from disaster when it dropped to the floor, snapping off one front idler wheel. I had a dilemma because the thick but very good rubber band track put too much strain on any plastic axle for the new idler. As a solution, I drilled a hole all the way through the hull and inserted a brass rod to remount the idler. This worked very well to keep the wheel straight under track tension.
This was my first venture using EZ- Mud for Korea as a weathering medium overall. I also pre-shaded with flat black under the various layers and tints of OD plus an oil wash. I also went for a very slight sheen to bring out the casting and in line with photos of Pershings I found on the net. Overall, I quite like the look of the grime. The kit tracks came out almost like metal tracks with a bit of graphite over the EZ mud.
I hope you like one more simple example of armor.
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