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M3 Grant build – Part 1:Introduction

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The vehicle

M3_Grant_with_knocked_out_Panzer_I_1942

This is another model inspired by a programme I saw about the 5th Royal Tank Regiment. The Grant, of course, was a British variation of the American M3 Lee. [1] [2] [3]
Unfortunately, it is very easy to see its deficiencies.

The kit

tamiya_m3_grant

Tamiya 1/35 kit.

Originally I was going to do the Academy kit [4]. It is newer than the Tamiya but I found some of the fitting of the parts – the back end specifically – unacceptable and I do not think that this time it was my fault!

This kit gives me an opportunity to have a better go at the tracks – which are in part rubber – than my last build. Alas, too late I remembered with that one that the tracks were similarly rubber in the centre. I think that I was distracted for parts of that build! Anyway, after the Grant I think it would be wise to move on from the mostly inferior western Allied wartime tanks. Soviet and modern armour beckons…

References

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M3_Lee
  2. http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reference/armour/m3grant/m3grant.htm
  3. http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=3064
  4. http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/academy/acd13212.html
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