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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