1/16 M-3 Lee Tank

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Well I have gone against my principles I have worked on a 1/16 scale AV
I kind of had to ,this is a consolation for a Hind
It was a resin kit from a customizer in Germany.

The kit it self was of great quality but the resin was BRITTLE !!!!
I had to scratch build the hand crank, wire cullers, front head lamps , protective cage , tow cable and the brake lights.

The most time went into changing the running gear.

I has to alter the wheel support to go to the old style center line rollers
They do not make the wheels hallow.
I had to use 21st wheels and rap plastic around the wheel chucked it in a drill and spun sanded to the correct diameter.
Then I had to grind off the chevrons on the tracks and glued on pieces of plastic to cover the sand marks and build up just a wee bit.

I also tried a new painting procedure that I got off the internet on paint the wooden handles on the pioneer gear.
I think they came out great and will use this method on my gear from now on.

I also went with AK paint that is lighter than the MIG paints.
Looks a little dark in the pictures but is a lot lighter.

Here are some pics.













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Sgt301

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Wonderful work sir! First thought I had was Humphrey Bogart in Sahara and the tank Lulu Belle.
 

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Thanks Guys,

This was a fun one to build .
I just wish it was 1/18 scale.

Sgt 3oo

I have not seen Sahara in about 20 plus years.
Now I need to see it again !!!!

There was a remake done by Jim Balushi ( Johns bro )
I have yet to see that one.
 
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It’s one of my favorite movies, the old one that is. My favorite part is where the Muslim sergeant major explains to his American ally why he only has one wife and not four. There’s a lot of good footage of lulubelle in the movie.