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My Tamiya M-40 SP Howitzer

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  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
My Tamiya M-40 SP Howitzer
Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, August 22, 2021 2:47 PM

I have been wanting to get this one posted.It was a nicely detailed kit but very buildable.I built it OOB except for the Tamiya metal barrel and shells.My last couple of armor builds I muddied up pretty good with washes and pigments and planned to do the same on this one but I ended up keeping it clean instead,just doing a little pre-shading.It was enjoyable and I think it looks okay clean.I used mostly Mission Model Paints.

As always,thanks for looking

 

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, August 22, 2021 3:09 PM

Wow, that looks super nice. I understand the dilema of knowing it should be dirty but loving how it looks clean and fresh. I always kinda dislike weathering them up after all the careful work getting them painted nice. Great job, it looks awesome.

BK

Dream room complete!! BalloonsBeer

On the bench:Tamiya 1/72 Ki-61, Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew

On Deck: Accurate Minataures 1/48 P-51C "Boise Bee", Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, August 22, 2021 3:11 PM

Wow dude!  Fantastic.  And the figures are awesome.  Well done sir. 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    February 2011
Posted by knox on Sunday, August 22, 2021 8:32 PM

That looks great.  I love the job you did on this.  Even though the picture isn’t there, I’m pretty sure this is the model that started your famous “latest acquisitions “ thread. 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, August 22, 2021 9:00 PM

knox

That looks great.  I love the job you did on this.  Even though the picture isn’t there, I’m pretty sure this is the model that started your famous “latest acquisitions “ thread. 

 

Yes you are correct,I got it at the AMPS national in Conn.in 2017,can't believe it's been stashed that long.The other one was the Trumpy Graf Zeppelin which is still stashed,which actually was my last Squadron purchase.

Thank you for remembering

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, August 22, 2021 9:08 PM

Great job on her Tojo! Love the figures too! Heart

 

I have gotten to putting mud and dirt on models, still don't like rust and wear that much. 

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

 

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, August 23, 2021 1:06 AM

That's nicely done. 

My father served on these 1950-1954 in the Michigan National Guard.

I would say it was not a howitzer but a very capable rifled field gun.

My stash has one, the AFV Club issue.I wish I had the Tamiya kit, but dad is gone and who knows when I'll get to it.

Nicely done.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Monday, August 23, 2021 7:15 AM

Nice work Tojo.  Great work on the figures too.  

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, August 23, 2021 2:23 PM

Very nicely done, she came out really well. I've got the AFV Club kit on my wish list as it has marking for a British Army vehicle.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Monday, August 23, 2021 6:29 PM

Tojo72
I think it looks okay clean.I used mostly Mission Model Paints.

Looks darn good

You do realize you now have an excuse to go build a 5 ton (or a 7.5t prime mover) truck and/or a two-axle ammo trailer, correct?  have to feed the beast, after all.

Or a jeep with commo reels.  If a person really wanted to be adventurous, a Dodge PowerWagon to carry a field phone switchboard.

Modeling as an excuse to model more Smile

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Monday, August 23, 2021 6:54 PM

Great work indeed!

Even better are the shots where it looks like a quiet suburban afternoon is about to become very...exciting.

"Mrs. McNulty...I warned you about letting your yappy poodle do its business on my lawn...." Devil

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, August 23, 2021 7:55 PM

So this is one of the kits that started the now infamous thread! That thing is a beast and looks like it would pack a punch in that valley below your window!  It really does look good.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Posted by RBaer on Friday, August 27, 2021 3:25 PM

Nicely done Anthony. I wonder if your neighbors object to getting shelled......

Apprentice rivet counter.

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, August 27, 2021 3:52 PM

RBaer

Nicely done Anthony. I wonder if your neighbors object to getting shelled......

 

Thanks Russ,yes good fields of fire

  • Member since
    December 2020
Posted by Thuntboss on Monday, September 13, 2021 12:11 PM

That 2nd pic reminds of something from The Santa Clause, it's not exact but still....

 

"Well, isn't that a pretty picture, Santa rolling down the block in a PANZER! Well kids, I... I certainly hope you've been good this year, cause it looks like Santa just took out the Pearson home. Innncommmming!"

 

Started laughin as soon as I saw the pic because that quote popped right in my head, lol.

 

BTW, Nice lookin build.

"Do it as well as your experience and skill allow. Practice and persistence increase skill"

 

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