I usually build heavy commercial trucks and cars but have always been interested in military stuff. I found thus kit at a hobby shop open box for $15 with the Tamiya photoetch kit in the box. This was my first military build. This kit just fell together, very enjoyable build. Comments or critism always welcome.
Kit: Tamiya 1/35 jgsdf type 90 tank
Paint: Tamiya acrylics / Testors dull/gloss cote
Weathering: Oil paints thinned with white spirit and Tamiya weathering kits.
I got these two kits in a cash/trade deal with a great local builder and wanted to see if anybody has any info on them. I searched on here and google and dont find few builds with them. I heard they are kind of rare. They appear to be great kits. The molds are very clean and have good detail. Has anyone built these or know when they were made and if they are rare.
This build was inspired by a car Drew Hierwarter built and was featured i. The dec. 2009 issue of Model Cars Magazine. I started with the Revell 5 window coupe. I am using the engine , wheels and tires fro Revells 49 Merc coupe. The rear end came from Revells 37. So far i have channeled the body Shortened the frame and removed the tank. Put i the 37 crossmember and drilled out the axles to take the pins from the merc.
Started as a AMT stake bed truck. Added dump box from the Ford snowplow kit. Scratchbuilt lift cylinder. Still need to do the mirrors and a small gravel load in the box. Paint is Testors laquer grabber orange. Clearcoated on cab only. Thanks for looking.
Just finished this up tonight. Revells 49 Merc kit. Paint is Duplicolor perfect match Stellar blue and Artic white straight from the can. Cleared and polished. BMF trim. Scratchbuilt roll pan under front bumper. Absolutely loved this kit. Thanks for looking. All comments welcome.