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M5s in France 1944

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Nickygio, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. Nickygio

    Nickygio Member

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    Hi everyone
    I've had sitting around for a while before I finally finished it, 1/72 scale. It is supposed to represent a group of M5 Light Tanks navigating through the hedgerows of France 1944. They are stopped by escorting infantry as they thought they saw movement behind the abandoned farm house, not knowing there is a PaK lying in wait just out of sight. The M5s are from Plastic Soldier Company, the PaK was made by Italeri and the troops were made by Caesar

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    Nice, but given the trails are not dug in that gun crew is going to have an interesting time when they fire...:)
     
  3. Nickygio

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    Oof, bit of an oversight there. I'm always trying to improve, I'll keep that in mind for the next one I do, thanks!
     
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    There used to be a military museum near me, some guy who was into WWII and wanted to start his own museum. Some guy lent his privately owned M5 to the museum. I don't know what the deal was but another museum ten miles away advertised that it was going to be displayed. Apparently on the way back it suffered problems with one of the road wheels and they didn't have the right tools and used a sleg hammer to try and fix it, causing some damage. The owner took the tank back as well as other loaned items and the place folded a few years later. Should have called camp Pendleton maybe they could have helped plus I'm sure those guys would have gotten a kick seeing something like that. Wonder where that tank is nowadays.
     
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    I think it looks great, the gun is angled waiting for something to drive psst the hedge grove and into the open. The only thing I feel that is missing is a crate or two more with the lids pried open and shells laying ready for the loaders to grab, lots of good pictures of pak40s waiting to fire. Did the kit come with the hedge grove cutter or scratch or after market. It is amazing what the guys at the service depots could do most of the cutters I read were fashioned from scrap steel one depot made most of theirs from cutting up knocked out German tanks and unrepairable tanks.
     
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    Excellent!
     

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