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M3A1 Stuart 6 by 12jack12 M3A1 Stuart 6 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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blackjamie Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
I'm impressed and envious, I never had the skill or paitence for such detailed work...
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12jack12 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AH yes! detailed work, notice I build 1:35 scale and not those little 1:72 scale models. My fingers are to big and they are to small. :nod:
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blackjamie Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
for me the scale didn't matter...disaster after disaster..you'd think a model of a submarine'd be easy...:)
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12jack12 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know I could see where a sub model could be a pain in the ass!
You have that big long hull in at least 2 pieces to glue together,
so glue finger prints all over it, seams that don't line up, etc etc.
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blackjamie Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
yeah...modelling was never my forte...but I used to play pretty good baseball...so I guess it evens out...:)
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warrior1944 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
That Stuart looks great and the wear and weathering is excellent :)
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12jack12 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :wave:
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