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Old 04-18-2014, 01:47 PM
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Default WIP M5 Stuart

Here's a pic of my latest build. Got the basic shape done, trying to fit the electrics before detailing
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:18 PM
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Looking at the tracks and suspension are you building it on an existing tank base (Stuart?) or is the whole thing a scratch build?
Old 04-18-2014, 04:11 PM
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The tracks and suspension all seem to be from a sherman except for the idler wheel
Old 04-18-2014, 09:10 PM
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that;s correct, the bogies and track are HL Sherman which are a bit overscale, but as I want to battle her I wanted the reliability of factory running gear......plus I had them in my spares box so they didn't cost anything
Old 04-19-2014, 03:50 AM
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Considering what we have to work with, that is an ingenious plan Frank.

Now that you have a reliable platform, let see the M3A1 Stuart... also known as the 'Honey'.





Jeff
Old 04-19-2014, 04:40 AM
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Inspiring idea Frank.

I want to tackle this myself some day, so I am very interested in the result
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That is a really clever solution for a battling Stuart !!!!!!

I wish I had thought of that................
Old 04-22-2014, 02:46 AM
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...a bit of detailing done......
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Old 04-25-2014, 03:33 AM
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...bit more done....
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Old 04-25-2014, 05:18 AM
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The Stuart is my favorite tank. I love it. Beautiful!
Old 04-25-2014, 05:53 AM
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looking great. Wish you would have done a build thread on the hull and body though.

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Originally Posted by 1sgt View Post
looking great. Wish you would have done a build thread on the hull and body though.

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not too much to see...it's all plasticard
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Still looks complicated to me. Good work.

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Originally Posted by fynsdad View Post
not too much to see...it's all plasticard
Just Plasticard ya ooooookaaaay...IT"S AMAZING!! Great Job
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OK, Now you have done it. Now you have shown us how I may tackle this. For sure add this on the to do list
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looking forward to it, Dan
Here's a couple of pics to try and show the size difference between her and a Sherman.


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update....nearly ready for paint...
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:41 AM
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...got the first coat of paint on....
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Man what a great job. If only you had done a build thread. Simply fantastic.

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Originally Posted by 1sgt View Post
Man what a great job. If only you had done a build thread. Simply fantastic.

Jim
Here you go..
http://www.rctankregiment.com/rctank...hp?f=34&t=7550

...made a start on the weathering...
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:28 PM
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This build is making me want one so bad. The M5 Stuart is a great tank. It's like the underdog of the armoured divisions.

Also, this tank has bought many smiles to my face on World of Tanks, and still does.
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..photoshoot...
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:30 AM
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Looks great! Is the idler sprung?
Old 05-13-2014, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by fynsdad View Post
..photoshoot...
Now that's a perfect photo of a perfect model ... !!!!! The figures are the frosting on the cake, very realistic. The GI with the Garand is a nice detail.
Old 05-15-2014, 11:41 AM
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@Maus45.....the idlers fixed, I wanted a strong, reliable battler and thought a working idler might be a bit too fragile.
@ Rex...the figure's from Alpine minatures and I think he's a beautifully sculpted model. His pose and "attitude" are spot on

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