“I’m still working on all of the items mentioned previously in the last few months and have also acquired a few more bits to add to the pile. I’m trying to complete a Tamiya original issue Panzer 2 which I purchased some time ago as a part started kit from somewhere and also a Tamiya Panzer 2 C, which was bought at a bargain price of £5.00, at a sale of kits from someone who had donated them to the tank museum a couple of years ago. This has Master Club tracks to go on the model and a set of resin stowage as well. Hopefully finishing both of them soon.
I have just got a new publication on modelling Israeli armour. It looks very good with Shermans, M48, m60 and M113 variants, plus Centurions and Merkava models featured.
I’ve recently bought a Zvezda 1/48 scale Mil Hind, which looks really good, plenty of panels to open and the engines to detail as well. Then there is the Zvezda new issue 1/35 M4a2 Sherman kit, all new tooling with length and link tracks, plus the welded spoked wheels and several smooth concave filled road wheels to add something to the mix. The rest of the tooling looks very good and very buildable. I’m looking forward to doing this one as I have several choices of Polish vehicle decals in hand.
I’ve discovered that you need to modify the Tamiya model quite a bit to make it into a British Sherman I. I have the Accurate Armour update set in the box, but also need to change the wheels and tracks. Oh well, it’ll just take a bit longer to complete!
Well, I think that’s about all for this month - hope everyone is staying well.”
“Slow but steady progress on the Sonofabitch. Very much two steps forward, three back at times. Currently building centre section & engine mount; all scratch built.
I’m sure there are easier models available but l just can’t find them.”