Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Mini Post - M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier.
Normally I tend not to make anything after the Second World War, but the M113 series of vehicles have always been favourites of mine, particularly after having been thrown around in the back of one on a jolly at Robertson Barracks, Darwin. I also had the privilege of going for a run in a Leopard, but that's another story!
I made the M113 to see if could make a decent wargames model and the model was constructed from 20, 30 and 40 thou plastic sheet. The road wheels were cut from 16 mm aluminium tubing and detailed, the rear hatch opens as does the commander's hatch. The .50 cal Browning was scratchbuilt. I had intended to make the FSV, Command and Load Carrier versions. One day!