On the bench I have Tamiya's 1/35 M113A2 Desert Version that I scored off of the wife and kids for my birthday
The plan is to build it up with some figures and a Bradley's depicting a scene that may have occurred during the second thunder run by US forces on 07 Apr 2003 at objective Curly
Below is an extract from wiki (remove if not allowed) for some background info of what I am doing
Objectives Moe, Larry, and Curly
On April 7, 2003 intense fighting took place at three locations known as objectives Moe, Larry, and Curly (named after the characters in The Three Stooges). Each objective was a cloverleafwhere east-west roads intersected with the main north-south route (Highway being used for the Thunder run. Successfully holding these highway interchanges was essential to keep Highway 8 open thus allowing US forces to remain in the city center following the second Thunder run. Objective Moe was at the junction of Highway 8 and the Qadisiyah expressway, Larry at Qatar Al-Nada street leading to the Al Jadriyah bridge, and Curly at the Dora expressway. At the southern most location, Objective Curly, an 18-hour battle resulted. US tank (1st and 4th Battalions of the 64th Armored Regiments) and infantry units nearly ran out of fuel and ammunition and were almost overrun until reinforcements broke through and were able to resupply Objective Curly.
kits and a bit of reference material (a very good read too)
I have "borrowed the interior from Tamiya's earlier M113 kit
Rear ramp and door was sourced from Academy's kit but required a little bit of filling
A bit of scratch building of the Near Side Basket (made from angle and strip styrene (the mesh is from one of my old challenger kits)
Just for a brief moment I read overpass and thought you might be using one of the Phoenix overpass sets (very cool) but alas no. Still, overpass or not this is an interesting subject to build and layout.
On the final stretch with this one (apart from the figures)
Filtered, Washed and dusted. Now just have to do the vision blocks, antenna and the dark grey on the tread blocks then finally matt and it will be done
I don't agree with that, maybe on the NZDF ones but every modern AFV I've seen whether it's a Warrior or an M113 and I've been round a lot in my time have all had interior hatches and doors etc. They get deployed to so many different zones that it would be impractical to keep repainting all the interior hatch components.
Point in case
Having said that I've just found some that do have exterior colour inside the hatch.
So I guess it's subjective, I don't think either way is "right" or "wrong", either way it's a lovely build mate and I wouldn't worry too much as you could argue this until the cows come home and no one would be right or wrong I think.