I built the model last Thursday and painted it up on Friday and today.
The model has been built straight from the box, and was as enjoyable to build as you would expect.
The single marking scheme was used with the kit decals too.
The Commander figure is included in the kit. He was brush painted with Vallejo acrylics.
I really do like these 1/48 scale Tamiya kits. They are fast and easy to build but with very little detail compromise. They're good fun to paint too.
I'll be covering construction, painting and weathering in detail in Issue 169 of Model Military International magazine.
Thanks to Tamiya for the test shot sample
Tamiya kits are distributed in the UK by The Hobby Company Limited
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by Brett Green