Just finished, Academy M18 Hellcat... Bought as soon as it came out in 1997, started almost as soon as I got it home, finished this morning !!
Used about 30% of the Verlinden kit-specific detail set including some 'old skool' etched brass (yes BRASS), resin stowage etc, other stowage from various Tamiya and Academy sets, .50cal is from the old Tamiya US Weapons set. Most of the decals are from the spares box.
Really enjoying my AFV modelling at the moment, so much so that I'm even going to try something that isn't Olive Drab in the very near future !! - As ever thanks for taking the time to look and/or comment please feel free to make any comments, criticisms or ask any questions.
Yeah I guess you're right Mark but to be honest I personally like it as it is. Adding stowage while historically accurate can if not done right detract from the aesthetics of the model/subject itself.
Purely from a modelling perspective this is just the right amount of accoutrements to set the scene without losing the workmanship that's gone in to the AFV itself.
My 2 Cents
'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'
Turned out really well. Very convincing on the mud. I'm curious as to why the road wheels all look so clean compared with the drive sprocket and the idler. It is the same both sides so I'm assuming it's been through water. I love everything about it, especially the interior. You're roaring along with these AFVs!!!