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MrT
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    December, 2010
M-40 SPG
Posted by MrT on Friday, January 19, 2018 8:29 AM

I have been working on the M40 from Tamiya.  Really nice kit!

Some construction shots.

Painting so far...

More to come and thanks for looking.

Cool

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Friday, January 19, 2018 8:33 AM

Looks like it is coming along pretty well.  Any idea how it compares to the AFV Club kit of the same vehicle?  I have built two of the AFV Club M40s (one M40 and one converted into an 8" M43).  The AFV Club ones were very detailed and come out looking great.

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MrT
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Posted by MrT on Friday, January 19, 2018 8:42 AM

HeavyArty

Looks like it is coming along pretty well.  Any idea how it compares to the AFV Club kit of the same vehicle?  I have built two of the AFV Club M40s (one M40 and one converted into an 8" M43).  The AFV Club ones were very detailed and come out looking great.

 

It sure is a lot easier to build.  To me it is just as detailed with a lot less work.  At least so far. IMO

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 19, 2018 9:33 AM

She looks fantastic! 

I too have an AFV Club M40 that I've been working with off and on for the last five or so years... Embarrassed

I finally found and ordered the Hobbyfan sets of figures that go with the SPG so hopefully that will spur me into finishing the darn thing. 

 

BTW: Did you get anymore done on your Star Wars Old Republic walker?  

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, January 19, 2018 10:21 AM

My father served on the M40 GMC 1950- 1954.

I have the AFV kit and tracks but have not started it yet. This looks great so far.

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Posted by RX7850 on Friday, January 19, 2018 11:39 AM

Coming along really nice T.

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, January 19, 2018 3:42 PM
The modulation and weathering looks great.

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Friday, January 19, 2018 8:09 PM

Thanks for the kind words everyone.

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 20, 2018 1:03 AM

Nice work on that paint job, the modulation is very well done, nice artistic finish.

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Posted by templar1099 on Saturday, January 20, 2018 5:16 AM

You really do have a nice deft touch to your work.

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, January 20, 2018 11:59 AM

MrT

 

 
HeavyArty

Looks like it is coming along pretty well.  Any idea how it compares to the AFV Club kit of the same vehicle?  I have built two of the AFV Club M40s (one M40 and one converted into an 8" M43).  The AFV Club ones were very detailed and come out looking great.

 

 

 

It sure is a lot easier to build.  To me it is just as detailed with a lot less work.  At least so far. IMO

 

Great looking build. Tamiya has gotten into the habit of releasing pretty nice versions of kits that other companies have released nice versions themselves. Tamiya's tend to be simpler, but just as detailed.

Back in the 90s and 2000s, folks would always grab the ancient Tamiya kit over another companies' superior more recent kit and then promptly complain about it. Today, Tamiya's new kit is normally the way to go.

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, January 20, 2018 1:44 PM

MrT is well on the way of hitting another one out of the park.

Kudos, kudos.

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Monday, January 22, 2018 9:32 AM

Bish

Nice work on that paint job, the modulation is very well done, nice artistic finish.

 

Thanks!

MrT
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    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Monday, January 22, 2018 9:33 AM

templar1099

You really do have a nice deft touch to your work.

 

Thank you!

MrT
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    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Monday, January 22, 2018 9:35 AM

Rob Gronovius
 
MrT

 

 
HeavyArty

Looks like it is coming along pretty well.  Any idea how it compares to the AFV Club kit of the same vehicle?  I have built two of the AFV Club M40s (one M40 and one converted into an 8" M43).  The AFV Club ones were very detailed and come out looking great.

 

 

 

It sure is a lot easier to build.  To me it is just as detailed with a lot less work.  At least so far. IMO

 

 

 

Great looking build. Tamiya has gotten into the habit of releasing pretty nice versions of kits that other companies have released nice versions themselves. Tamiya's tend to be simpler, but just as detailed.

Back in the 90s and 2000s, folks would always grab the ancient Tamiya kit over another companies' superior more recent kit and then promptly complain about it. Today, Tamiya's new kit is normally the way to go.

 

Thanks!

MrT
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    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Monday, January 22, 2018 9:36 AM

CapnMac82

MrT is well on the way of hitting another one out of the park.

Kudos, kudos.

 

Thanks!

MrT
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    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 7:49 AM

Rear deck, cable, and chains.  It was hard to keep the cable tight.

Cool

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    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 8:38 AM

Ooh, another MrT build.  Excellent!!  Your Easy Eight was one of the builds I followed that I revisited several times.  Just a beautiful job on that one.  This looks like it will be at least as well done.  Your painting technique really brings out the detail, and it is quite fun to watch the process.

Thanks for sharing,

D

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

MrT
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    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 9:20 AM

ManCityFan

Ooh, another MrT build.  Excellent!!  Your Easy Eight was one of the builds I followed that I revisited several times.  Just a beautiful job on that one.  This looks like it will be at least as well done.  Your painting technique really brings out the detail, and it is quite fun to watch the process.

Thanks for sharing,

D

 

I hope you will enjoy this one also.

Thanks!

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 6:58 PM

Love the ground in dirty look on the spade and rear deck plate. Yes

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MrT
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Posted by MrT on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 9:15 PM

Gamera

Love the ground in dirty look on the spade and rear deck plate. Yes

 

Thanks!

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, January 25, 2018 1:52 PM

Well , Well , Well !

 Being as how this is usually the type of Armor I prefer building  , You caught my eye .

 I like self - propelled large guns of any type . Your's has set the bar for me Again ! ! Beautiful Job .

MrT
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    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Sunday, January 28, 2018 9:49 PM

Tanker - Builder

Well , Well , Well !

 Being as how this is usually the type of Armor I prefer building  , You caught my eye .

 I like self - propelled large guns of any type . Your's has set the bar for me Again ! ! Beautiful Job .

 

 

Thanks!

MrT
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    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Sunday, January 28, 2018 9:49 PM

"Ride to the sound of the guns"

Worked on and completed the construction of the gun.

Workable....

Details....


 

Metal barrel....

Assembled...

Paint next

Cool

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 29, 2018 11:36 AM

Yes Coming along great! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 7:11 AM

Gamera

Yes Coming along great! 

 

Thanks!

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 7:11 AM

Painting the gun....

Cool

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 7:29 AM

Great job on the modulation there! 

 

I hope Tamiya got the gun barrel right here. I've read the one on the AFV Club kit is a bit short as compared to the real thing. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

MrT
  • Member since
    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 9:36 AM

Gamera

Great job on the modulation there! 

 

I hope Tamiya got the gun barrel right here. I've read the one on the AFV Club kit is a bit short as compared to the real thing. 

 

 

Looks long enough to me.

Thanks!

MrT
  • Member since
    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Thursday, February 08, 2018 10:04 AM

I took the M-40 to my club meeting Tuesday night.  Here it is in a bit different light.  I have clear coated it to add the decals and to do some more weathering.  I have done some to the gun mount already.

Cool

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