Spring Thaw, Korea 1951
This scene depicts a 1/35 USMC Pershing Tank passing a Gaz-67, long abandoned by it's North Korean owners in Spring of 1951.
The Pershing is from Hobbyboss with aftermarket decals of a tank that had been 'rescued' from Hungnam Harbour and put back into service after the battle of Chosin Reservoir. Clearly going by it having 'USMC' painted all over it, it would appear it's crew had concerns that the Army might try and 'realocate' into their arsenal.
I enjoyed building the Pershing, but interestingly it had a fairly well detailed engine with absolutely no cabin interior, not even the gun breach, or a seat.
Now, the Trumpeter Gaz-67 is a kit I wish was available many years ago when I started building models, as if this had been my first ever model build I would have downed tools and walked away from building models for the rest of my life! This would have saved me $1000's over the years and I could have afforded a motorcycle to ride off into the sunset on - haha! It was a terrible kit and I hated it. All the wheel assembly and suspension was a nightmare to do with fat fingers and only 2 hands.
The figures are the Miniart NW Europe tank crew with a couple of changes.
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