M3 Lee

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Building the M3 Lee


Several Years ago I was delighted when Academy released a new kit of the M3 Lee and of course I had to get one. As it turned out there were some issues with the kit though, such as the height of the bogies, a strange bulge in the turret below the commander’s hatch, too small storage boxes and an exhaust layout that was not used in combat, to name but a few. So, with references by Squadron Signal and Osprey and the “Military Modelling” build article of Steven Zaloga (issue 9 of 2006) in hand I set about correcting the kit.

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About Stefan Halter (Dangeroo)

I'll build just about anything military related that gets my interest, though most of it is 1/35 scale WWII Allied.


Thanks for posting. Very informative and interesting.
AUG 24, 2010 - 05:23 AM
Nice work Stefan: Seeing your completed M3 nudges me closer to finishing my M31 conversion kit (stalled for quite a while). One thing you might want to change is the painting of your tail lights. Only the top left oval was red. The one beneath it and both right lenses were black. Hope this helps.
AUG 24, 2010 - 05:56 AM
Looks grand Stefan, nice work. Al
AUG 24, 2010 - 10:08 AM
Looks really nice, Stefan. I have this kit in my stash, so your article is very relevant. Especially for changes of the stowage boxes and turret. Thanks for sharing
AUG 24, 2010 - 08:35 PM
Thanks guys for your replies, I'm glad it was/will be of help to you all. Matan, thanks for getting this up! Roy, thanks for the tip, I should have changed it when I got around to it the second time but forgot about it. Cheers! Stefan
AUG 28, 2010 - 01:54 AM