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US HalfTrack
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England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: April 05, 2003
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Posted: Friday, February 02, 2007 - 04:14 PM UTC
Ed Sarao shows us one of his latest builds...........this US Halftrack. Thanks Ed!

US Half Track



If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Kinggeorges
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Barcelona, Spain / España
Joined: August 31, 2005
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Posted: Friday, February 02, 2007 - 05:13 PM UTC
Hi,

what a nice build !
Is it Dragon or Tamyia ?

Best,
Julien
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: August 03, 2005
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Posted: Friday, February 02, 2007 - 05:34 PM UTC
Nicely done Ed! Weathering was just right and the stowage gear just gives it a nice touch.

Perhaps ive been in Modern Armour for awhile and over the last couple of weeks, i find myself drawn to WWII allied vehicles. I might just pick this one up for my next project.

mark197205
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: November 10, 2003
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Posted: Friday, February 02, 2007 - 05:49 PM UTC
A vey nice clean build there Ed, could have gone a bit heavier on the stowage, I've seen pics of thses things almost dissappearing under all the gear!

Julien, its the old Tamiya kit of the M3A2, Dragons isnt released yet.
Kinggeorges
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Posted: Friday, February 02, 2007 - 06:03 PM UTC
Thanks Mark for the info.
It proves one could make a really nice finished model with an old kit !
Best,
Juilen
M-60-A3
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Ohio, United States
Joined: June 14, 2003
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Posted: Friday, February 02, 2007 - 06:38 PM UTC
Ed,
Nice work. Really like all the stowage.
Joe
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Virginia, United States
Joined: April 03, 2006
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Posted: Friday, February 02, 2007 - 07:20 PM UTC
Nice work. I like the subtle weathering. I think I may have to move my Dragon M2 up in the queue of kits to build!
jimz66
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Connecticut, United States
Joined: December 15, 2006
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Posted: Friday, February 02, 2007 - 10:20 PM UTC
Ed sweet build. How about some more photos please? I really would like to see how this one looks all the way around. Nice work.
Plasticbattle
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Donegal, Ireland
Joined: May 14, 2002
KitMaker: 9,762 posts
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Posted: Friday, February 02, 2007 - 10:50 PM UTC
I like this model a lot. Looks the part. The basic kit may have its flaws, but the finishing, stowage and decals make up for that!
Is the stowage home-made or an AM product? I too like the mild weathering, although the barrel at the front, could do with some wear. The decals have me totally puzzled. Are they decals or masked and sprayed? They look great, especially on the front grill, but how did you manage to get them looking as if they´re under the "ladder" on the sides?
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
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Posted: Friday, February 02, 2007 - 11:43 PM UTC
Really nice model! Subtle weathering and the stowage blends good with the vehicle. Looks very aggressive with all those MGs britsling from the half track.

Thanks for sharing
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biffa
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Tennessee, United States
Joined: September 07, 2005
KitMaker: 881 posts
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Posted: Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 01:03 AM UTC
Nice job Ed i built this kit some time ago and had a lot of fun with it, yours looks great the stowage is very well painted.
liberator
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Luzon, Philippines
Joined: May 15, 2004
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2007 - 11:19 AM UTC
hi everyone...thanks for all the nice words and comments. i trimmed the ladders using a dentist instrument..a scriber of sort.. to sharpen the edges around the ladder. the decals were all orignal tamiya..i cutted the stars located on the the side ladders. same also with the front grille. top bedroll is scratchbuilt. stowage and accessories from tamiya and MGs from academy. thanks everyone.