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Simon Nagorsnik
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US Medium Tank M3A1 Lee- Fort Knox, Armored Force School 1942 (1/72)

- The right choice if you like cast armor 😉

The quality of the Mirage kit () was better than I had feared.
The lower structure was traditionally multi-part to assemble, but the parts fit together without problems.
Only on the upper structure some effort was necessary.
The two side hatches were extra for gutting, which resulted in some filling and sanding, as the fit had some tolerances here.
Putting the two halves together also required some caution.

Everything else fit together quite well and the surface details are also ok (except the casting structure).
Nevertheless, I have added a few small things.

Now to the decals - that was the second time I processed some of Mirage.
And had the same problems again.
These are very fragile and tend to break and they seemed a bit stiff to me despite the use of softer.

The included rubber tracks also look quite good, but were a bit too long.
As a replacement I used resin tracks from ().
And, of course, a new armament of () and (GM-72- 001) was used too.

The badge is 3D printed.

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6 responses

  1. Another super result, Simon! Your skills are, simply, amazing!

  2. Likin' yer style.

  3. Fantastic diorama as always, Simon @s-nagorsnik
    Even the small base is a work of art.

  4. Amazing work Simon @s-nagorsnik, what a brilliantly built tank and set so well on that dio base. Inspirational.

  5. More outstanding small scale armor, Simon!

  6. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Amazing work on this model, Simon, the display in full form.
    Nice ground work.

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