by Andrew Judson
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I have built a few M113 carriers over the years, and
here is my latest.
model is based on the Tamiya 1/35 scale M113 ACAV kit with the addition
of the Aussie Bits T50 turret set and decals, plus Model Kasten tracks
and Eduard grills.
Tamiya's M113 kit is quite nice considering its age, and
it went together well. The only modification was the addition of
mounting holes for the absent track guards along the bottom edge of the
The T50 turret conversion was not the best, but after a
lot of cleanup, gluing and sanding it did not look too bad. It is a pity
that there was not more detail in the turret though.
The Model Kasten tracks are very well detailed and work
well, but they are tedious to assemble.
Once the model was assembled, painting was done.
I used my Aztek A470 airbrush and Gunze paints,
depicting the three-colour camouflage scheme currently in use on
A dusting of dirt tones was randomly sprayed to take
away that showroom-clean look, and give the appearance of a vehicle that
has spent time in the field.
I enjoyed building this kit, and will probably build
even more variants of the M113 in the future.
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