Thursday, July 31, 2014

T8E1 Reconnaissance Vehicle

This kit sat half-finished on my workbench for almost five years.  During those years I came close to breaking it or throwing it out a dozen times.  But something recently drove me to finish it and I'm glad I did.  It's a Verlinden conversion of the old Tamiya M8 Howitzer.  Being a Verlinden product it's not particularly accurate.  I think the interior is pure fantasy and in typical Verlinden fashion, nothing fit and the instructions were almost useless.  Nonetheless I'm happy with the end result.  The figure is from DML's US Tanker set and the base is from Monroe Perdu.  It's a very nice resin base but I think it would be a tight fit for a Sherman or one of it's derivations.