By Steven Zaloga

The M3 and M5 Stuart have been the main major mild tanks of the U.S. military, in addition to many different allied armies, in the course of international battle II. they've got proved to be well known modelling matters ever on the grounds that, mostly a result of huge variety of kits to be had in lots of diverse scales masking a large collection of the several variations used.

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Although the room is very dark and the Gustav is mounted high on a pole, a number of otherwise hard to see details are now on display. Although this is a G-6 variant, the oil cooler housing is the deeper version usually associated with the G-10. com 60 CHAPTER 4 • IMPROVING A SIMPLE SNAP-TOGETHER KIT A different Werknummer, 441039, has been painted on the back on a propeller blade. The red stencil markings are of interest too. The tail wheel features an unpainted hub and whitewall tyre. 21 ST C ENTURY T OYS ’ 1/32- SCALE M ESSERSCHMITT B F 109F-2 The Messerschmitt Bf 109F was a major transformation of the famous ‘Augsburg Eagle’.

The base colour for the upper surfaces was Gunze acrylic H72 Dark Earth. The camouflage pattern was drawn onto the upper surface with a 2B pencil. The disruptive camouflage pattern was then applied freehand with the airbrush using Gunze H73 Dark Green. Although the base colours are in place, there is still a long way to go for this paint job. Masks were cut into wide selfadhesive tape using an Olfa circle cutter. These were applied to the upper wings and fuselage. The circle on the fuselage was used as a locating guide to the open mask.

The combination of the Tamiya kit and the Red Roo resin conversion results in a very satisfactory 1/48-scale Spitfire Mk Vc. com 55 IMPROVING A SIMPLE SNAP-TOGETHER KIT The Australian War Memorial in Canberra is fortunate to have a Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 in entirely original condition. This aircraft was rebuilt at Ludwig Hansen & Co Flugzeug-Repatur-Werk in Münster in December 1944, and features many interesting configurations and late-war camouflage characteristics. It was captured by British forces soon after the rebuild.

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