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1/35 Scots Greys M3 Grant.

I enjoyed the Stuart so much that I knocked out another old Tamiya tank kit that lurked in the stash for decades. This one is the 1974 vintage M3 Grant. Not a bad model for 1974. One thing the kit lacks are rails above the sand shields. These rails are pretty important as almost every Grant you see in photos features all sorts of stuff hanging from them. I fabricated these from plastic strip. The stowage is from a couple of Italeri and Tamiya sets. A simple upgrade that goes a long way on this kit. I finished the model with Humbrol enamels and Echelon brand decals. I learned a little more about armor modeling with this kit. Another enjoyable project outside of my normal area of interest.

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16 responses

  1. Great job, well done commander too. The camo scheme on that sure is different. This model was one of my old survivors from the 70's, only put it to sleep about 2 years ago.

  2. That looks great John! And I agree with Bill about that commander, he is well done! Just a very cool bit of armor building here! 🤩

  3. A very nice build and a beautiful result, John!
    It is simply great to move away from your normal area of interest from time to time.

  4. Most impressive model, even considering the base kit. Bravo

  5. Very nice work, looks great! The tank commander on the top looks real.

  6. Great build, John @j-healy
    Very interesting model in a beautiful scheme.
    Really seems like you found yourself a new area of interest.

  7. Nicely done, great paint scheme!

  8. The figure looks great. Nice work on the tank.

    The M3 must have been bought from the French. 🙂

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