US M-19 Tank Transporter
This was beautiful kit to put together. However- with the many hundreds plus plus parts- I dreaded sitting down and having top glue more and more. Let me assure you- the engineering was top notch and the parts were very accurate. But the people factor made it hard to glue parts 50% smaller than the sprue gate holding it.
I did not install the humongous parts incredibly detailed engine. My intent was to glue the hood shut. So I did my typical plastic ‘For Sale’ sign 2D engine silhouette. If you are young enough to bend down and look through the front tires- you’ll still see a profile.
I love mechanized vehicles like this transporter so in the end- I’m glad I added it to my growing fleet of transporters. All age groups with patience can surely build this kit. I added a simple ‘load’ – a German half-track. That also was straight forward.
Lastly- it is all hand painted with my super thinned paints. First the OD green, decals, water base black wash, then weathering.
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