Modelling the M3/M5 Stuart Light Tank

Modelling the M3/M5 Stuart Light Tank

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The M3 and M5 Stuart were the most significant light tanks of the US Army, as well as many other allied armies, during World War II. They have proved to be popular modelling subjects ever since, largely due to the large number of kits available in many different scales covering a broad selection of the different variants used. The Stuarts were also painted in a wide range of colourful camouflage schemes, reflecting their widespread service, and this adds to their appeal. This title shows a number of different ways to model this popular tank in 1/35 scale, covering construction, painting and weathering the vehicle.The main problem with using the aftermarket stowage items is that they are as stiff as a brick and so they can look rather odd when shown hanging from a tank turret. My solution is to use the sculpted parts to conform to the tank surface, and anbsp;...

Title:Modelling the M3/M5 Stuart Light Tank
Author:Steven J. Zaloga
Publisher:Osprey Publishing - 2003


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