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Pinky

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M8 HMC WiP
« on: April 01, 2018, 08:19:37 PM »
I don't think I've posted this before.  I just finished modifying the .50 cal, which is from the new Sherman kit.  It has an approximation of the rigid mounting which was a feature of the M8, and I carved away the solid grip (it's still pretty crude).  I try to mount all my MGs so that the barrels point downward, to minimize the chance of breakage. 

The M8 has a few missing details added, like the barrel inside the mantlet and the antenna mount (which is slightly too far forward).

One point worth mentioning is that the moulding seams on the jerrycans have been left intact, to represent the joins on the real thing.   

I'm still looking for some appropriate plastic crew figures.






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Re: M8 HMC WiP
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2018, 08:52:53 PM »
Very nice.

The new M2 shows up well.

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Re: M8 HMC WiP
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2018, 12:53:13 AM »
Very nice

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Re: M8 HMC WiP
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2018, 10:42:59 PM »
Your assembled M8 HMC looks very nice.
Adding the extra storage add character.
What did you use for the barrel? Did you cut the tip of a 75mm barrel from one of the M4 (Sherman) kits?

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Re: M8 HMC WiP
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2018, 08:24:01 AM »
Yes, that's where the barrel came from.  The antenna mount is from the M5A1 kit, modified by carving away the base.
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