The kit is the 1/35 Academy M-36 Jackson, a new release,
showing a Korean army vehicle during the Korean war. My focus was re-create
the realistic battlefield condition of a Korean-army employed M36. The
baggage and sandbags are made with epoxy putty; other added accessories
are borrowed from other Academy kits. Since the M36 has a very thin
roof and frequently exposed the crew to enemy small-arms fire during
fire-support mission, they added sandbags over the roof.
Some Korean Army M36s during the Korean war were painted with a camouflage
scheme of brown and olive drab. This one is from 1952; at that time,
the Communist forces' tanks had almost disappeared from the front line,
so most tanks or tank destroyers of Allied (Korean, U.S. and other western)
forces were employed as 'moving bunkers' to support infantry. I wanted
to re-create such features.
Everything except the basic camo scheme was painted by brush with enamel
paint. Machineguns and spare barrels were from Academy's US Machinegun
Set kit. I personally think this MG set is of very good quality.