M48A3 USMC 1/72 scale

This is a Italeri 1/72 scale kit built and modified by member John Shimek. John altered the kit by the following: Replaced suspension, road wheels and tracks with aftermarket from OKB Grigorov, on the turret basket, added mesh, 12 items added to search light (card stock, nut and bolt, scrap PE), the MG mount added on turret. Drilled out lights and added crystal beads.
Model Master paint – Marine Corps Green as used during this period for USMC.
Weathered with artist oils washes, Vallejo washes and pastel chalks.
Model depicted is a M48A3 as used by 2nd Platoon, C Company, 1st Marine Tank battalion – Vietnam 1970.
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