Here is Tamiya’s re-released 1/35 scale M8 Greyhound. I never built this one first time around and I should not have been surprised that it was a fast and enjoyable build.
Although Tamiya’s new package includes two figures and some stowage, I decided to customise my model with Legends’ sandbag armour and packs, plus The Bodi’s three-figure Greyhound crew, specifically designed for this kit.
I further customised the resin stowage with a few home-made packs and an Air Identification Panel for the rear deck made from Tamiya two-part epoxy putty.
I also bought FC Model Trend’s resin M8/M20 Highway Tyres. I was planning to ditch the kit mudguards so the wheels would be on full display, and I really liked the look of these skinny cross-ply tyres.
Mission Models paints were used for the camouflage, specifically MMP-025 US Army Olive Drab FS 34088 and a fading coat of MMP-022 US Army Olive Drab Faded 3.
I’ll be writing this up for a big article in Issue 174 of Model Military International magazine.
Thanks to Tamiya for the sample
Tamiya kits are distributed in the UK by The Hobby Company Limited
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by Brett Green