Thursday, 12 August 2010

Trumpets out for Trumpeter: The M26 Pershing

Finally the Western Allies delivered a decent heavy tank, albeit too late for the Second World War, but incorporating lessons learned (the hard way). Seen here in raw plastic is the excellent Trumpeter kit.

Model assembly completed, nothing much to say other than it was a "peach" to build. Everything fitted together perfectly :)

The only down side being the kits are quite pricey (£10.99). Ow! That's two Airfix Sherman's and a pound sterling spare :(

An unusual aspect of the kit being the large amount of small plastic parts associated with the suspension of the beast. Sturdy enough in the end result, decent plastic track and exquisite detailing. All I have to do now is paint the darn thing, trouble is I have not quite got my 'painting head' on.

Something for another time or quiet night in :)


Al said...

That's a really nice model, I enjoyed making the one I have, they are quite different to other allied tanks of this era, look forward to seeing it painted mate.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Yes, they are teh first Allied post-war tank and like the M24 Chaffee, the M26 Pershing was rushed to Europe as not to miss out on getting some combat evaluation!

Lot's to paint, it's a question of what to finish off first! Which is a nice problem to have in a way ;)