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M3A1 Scout Car

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Military Vehicle Day held at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford on 6th June 2009
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About the Author

About Alan McNeilly (AlanL)
FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM

Greying slightly, but young at heart. I've been teaching adults off and on for most of my life. Left the services in 85 and first started modelling in about 87 for a few years. Then I had a long spell when I didn't build anything (too busy) and really just got started again during the summer of ...


Comments

Beautiful shots their Alan, makes me feel like I have a chance at doing justice to a certain 1/35 kit...
SEP 11, 2010 - 07:16 PM
This one looks fine. The M3 is actually a difficult vehicle to find in a accurate condition. In the States, they are all 'authentic', in Europe, they are frequently less so. The reason for this is that many M3s in Europe are are ex-French. When they sold them off, they were torched into three parts - therefore making sure (they hoped) they weren't illegaly sold on - the military threat an M3 would create would be extraordinary Therefore, many M3s in Europe have rebuilt bodies which are of mild steel rather than armor plate. It's like the M3 H/T - many of those in Britain are converted M5 or M9s. Those in the States are the REAL deal...
SEP 11, 2010 - 09:55 PM
Truth... and forgive me for being a pedantic nit picking rivet counter but this (and the model in 1/35) is an M3A1, not an M3. This is an M3:
SEP 12, 2010 - 02:01 AM
Hi Ken, Be as 'pedantic nit picking rivet counter' as you like mate, I just took the pics but will amend the title on the walkabout accordingly. Thanks. Al
SEP 12, 2010 - 02:27 AM
Thanks Al, I know I don't have to explain my half track/scout car addiction to you mate, you've seen it all first hand for some time now.
SEP 12, 2010 - 02:30 AM
Hi Ken, - I have the same in 1/35 sitting on the window sill in front of me, with 3 wheels and awaiting some radios, yet another one to finish off Al
SEP 12, 2010 - 03:08 AM
Jim: Great info there mate, being in the States myself I don't often realize things like that Ken: In all actuality it's people like you combined with forums like this that make life so much more doable for the rest of us Al: I hadn't even touched mine yet
SEP 12, 2010 - 08:37 AM