A Busy Weekend Ahead.

I really need to clear some projects so tonight I’ve been masking the wheels for the ICM 1/35 BM-13-16 on the Ford G7107 truck, Miniart tow truck AA type and German truck L1500S with trailer which were all done as build reviews for The Modelling News.

This weekend (or more likely over the course of next week) I want to get them all painted. The one that will take the most time is the L1500S as it is blue and red plus it has a lot of barrels that need spraying.

Also I have just built the Italeri 1/35 Fiat 508CM Coloniale as a build review for Model Military Int’l magazine;

For the first time in a LONG time I’ve built this straight from the box with no added goodies as I wanted to show the punters what they get for their money. To be fair it’s not a bad little kit and it was fairly quick to put together, even the two figures that are in the kit are decent enough too.

The M24 Chaffee was another build review for Model Military Int’l but that has stalled again due to me getting bogged down as to what actual markings I want to finish it in. I was looking at the French option from Indo-China during 1951 as I found two pictures online of the actual vehicle. I had already glued the mesh stowage basket onto the rear hull but the photographs show that particular Chaffee having a shelf there instead. Also the vehicle had a field telephone on the rear hull and typically this is not included in the kit, unfortunately I can’t find any pics of the telephone to make one from scratch so I’ll just press on with the other stuff I have to paint. I’m also waiting for Osprey publishing to sort out an issue with the download of the Steven Zaloga book as it wouldn’t open so until that is resolved I’ll have to shelve the Chaffee again.

It’s not that bad a kit but it certainly has been superceded by the M24’s from Bronco and AFV Club, I just don’t fancy paying the prices for those kits as I’m not that interested in the Chaffee. As it stands at the moment I’m half-tempted to do it in a winter whitewash scheme from WW2 just to get it finished but we’ll see if and when the issue with the book is sorted.

Published by andyk21

I've been a modelmaker for a verrry long time and still show no signs of growing out of it after 50 plus years. I mainly build tanks, aircraft and paint figures but generally do whatever takes my fancy whether it's historical, Science-fiction, a 'what-if' or because it has pretty colours and looks nice. I'm hoping that you find my blog interesting and useful, particularly if building a model that I have built and documented here.

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