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Friday, July 9, 2010

M35A1










Here are some images of AR.V Club's 1/35 scale M35A1 Quad-.50 Gun Truck. From Wikipedia "The M35 family of trucks is a long-lived vehicle initially deployed by the United States Army, and subsequently utilized by many nations around the world. A truck in the 2½ ton weight class, it was one of many vehicles in US military service to have been referred to as the "deuce and a half." While the basic M35 cargo truck are rated to carry 5000 pounds across country or 10,000 pounds over roads, they have been known to haul twice as much as rated. Trucks in this weight class are considered medium duty by the military and Department of Transportation. The M35 series formed the basis for a wide range of specialized vehicles". I have found ARV kits to be quite excellent easily on par if not slightly better then Tamiya and Dragon kits. However they are a bit more expensive, coming in around $10 to $20 dollars more then their counterparts.

4 comments:

Arkonbey said...

Nicely done. That's something you don't see every day. Back when I was modeling armor, I wanted to do something like that.

In an armor of the Viet Nam war book I saw a color plate (no photo, though) of an M-35 with the body of an M-113 ACAV plopped on the back. I can't remember if it was for perimeter defense or convoy escort, but it looked pretty cool.

The only thing that nags me about your piece is that the M-2 barrels aren't drilled. On a beautiful, subtly-weathered model, it really stands out.

Warren Zoell said...

Does it? Take another look.

Arkonbey said...

HA!

Better :)

Warren Zoell said...

Yeah I built this kit a few years ago 2005 I think and I just plain and simply forgot. Photoshop to the rescue!