M-26 fire pause in korea

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  1. fam43

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    In the eigthies I came across a M_26 (ex-Belgian) in the Technik Museum Sinsheim West Germany.
    The only kit existing at that time was the ugly M-46 from Lindberg in 1:32 scale. I discarded this kit and tried to scratch a M-26 from two Italeri M-47s.

    The originals:

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    This one was taken at Spearhead Museum of the US-Army in Frankfurt West Germany (later it moved to Baumholder).

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    Two more pics of the real thing:

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    This all happened before digital photography so excuse the quality of the pics.

    The kit:

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    I used two of the M-47s because I needed two more return rollers. The M-47 got a new frontplate because it differs heavely from the M-26 one. The turret is from the old Easy Eight of Tamiya modified to the M-26 one. The coverplate of the gun stems from the engine of an old Airfix Black Widow. (Last year I used up parts of the fuselage for my FW 190 V-18) Don't throw away things when you are out for scratchbuilding. The gun barrel itself was turned on a lathe from alluminium rod. The enginecompartpent of the M-47 only could serve for a M-46 so I bulid it from plasticcard plasticrod an a good amount of superglue. The Hunnicut of the M-26 was essential to do this.

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    I still have this 25 year old model and took it last year to the Berlin Gatow model fair where I got some Digi shots of it. Will post them next time.

    At last the finished model.

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    The jeep is a Heller kit slightly modified. Soldieirs mostly are ex Monogram halftrack crew.

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  2. otftch

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    Looks good. I waited for a conversion kit to do mine.
    Ed
     
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    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
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    Excellent work!
     
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    Very nice work Michael.
     
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    Great work on the M-26, and a great diorama to display it.

    It's a real pleasure to view the photos.
     
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    Great job Man....:D
     
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    WOW! Great work Michael!
     
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    With all here. :)
     
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