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M3A1 Stuart 4 by 12jack12 M3A1 Stuart 4 by 12jack12
The M3 Stuart, formally Light Tank M3, was an American light tank of World War II and supplied to British and Commonwealth forces under lend-lease prior to the entry of the U.S. into the war—and used thereafter by U.S. and Allied forces until the end of the war.

The name General Stuart or Stuart given by the British comes from the American Civil War Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart and was used for both the M3 and the derivative M5 Light Tank. In British service, it also had the unofficial nickname of Honey after a tank driver remarked "She's a honey". To the United States Army, the tanks were officially known only as "Light Tank M3" and "Light Tank M5".

The M3 Stuarts were the first American-manned (U.S.) tanks in World War II to engage the enemy in tank versus tank combat. With its 37mm M6 gun in M44 mount, four .30cal M1919A4 MG’s and as little as .625” or armor on its middle front it did not do well in tank to tank combat.

1:35 Scale Academy Model, assembled and painted my me
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NavJAG Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is a great angle to show her off!
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12jack12 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I try and use this angle on all my tank shots. I just lay my drawing board flat and mount
my Nikon on a tripod near the edge and use a wireless remote to take the shots. I have to use the remote because most of the time the shutter speeds are way to slow because I have the Aperture set around f16 for a better depth of field. Sorry If I just went all camera jargon on you :nod:
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Geosammy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice weathering! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
I remember G.I. Combat well and was also a fan.
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12jack12 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have several of those old 12 cent G.I.Combat comics in my collection. :thumbsup:

The story that always comes to my mind is the one were the little M3 goes between two German
Tanks, I think they were Tigers, and they turn their guns to fire at it and the shells go
over the Stuart and they take out each other. They used that art on the cover of the first Showcase
book. [link]
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Geosammy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I use to collect comics, but don't anymore. I do still like them though.
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12jack12 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a few comics, well maybe more than a few, Ok I have thousands of them!
and that's not counting the digital ones :faint:
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Geosammy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I would say that is more then a few. :giggle:

I had a 'few' myself, but when I moved form NYC to AZ I couldn't take everything with me. So the comic books had to go.
I regret giving them away, but shipping them to AZ would have cost me more then what the comics were worth. Of course they were priceless to be, but not to the shipping company.
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FarawayPictures Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Very nicely done.
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12jack12 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was a big Haunted Tank fan when I was a kid, so I gave the little M3 some extra love. :nod:
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