Tuesday, June 21, 2011

M-18 Hellcat pt 1

 It's not unusual for me to have multiple projects going on at once, it's the modelers addiction. Hell, I have close to 20 kits in my closet that I haven't even touched since I bought them. But what am I supposed to do when I'm waiting for stuff to dry? Go outside? Ahaha, good one! You can rot in hell,outside!

  Well, ahem...Here's an American tank destroyer I started awhile ago, an M-18 Hellcat. It's going to be in a small diorama scene, something like a field with trees and a wall or something. It's 1:35 scale, meaning if you take the original tank and shrink it down 35 times, you get this size. Which is about five or six inches long from the front to the back, not including the barrel. Figures in this scale are typically two inches tall. Vastly shorter than the Greek.




 What you're looking at here is basically the chassis and the inside of the tank. The drivers seats, the floor under the turret and all the instruments.








 This is the entire tank primed and partially built, test fitting the crew, some modifications will need to be made to get all three people in the turret comfortably. That's right, three of those small guys are gonna be crammed in there!



  I've started the wall and laid out the base, more pictures soon.

29 comments:

icey said...

wow, that's tiny!
you could work as a watchmaker in Switzerland :D

Andy said...

Genuinely interesting blog. I never got into making models but I can definitely appreciate the skill and patience it involves. Followed!

Anthony said...

Excellent work!

Jackson.k said...

oo! a blog about models? Win!

Beverice said...

hard to believe that 3 guys will fit in that, cant wait to see how it turns out!

Steve said...

Wasn't this tank model one of the anti-German tanks? Been a while since i read my panzer book.

The R00STER said...

coming together nicely

Burnduro said...

Nice

Daniel said...

very nice tank!

Germs said...

Nice to see even more progress, looks so hard to build these

The Dawg said...

Nice! So are you going to update alternating between the Hoplite and the Tank from now on?

linkszee said...

awesome can't wait to see the finished result!

TIMMYTHEROBOT said...

cool stuff

movie68 said...

Cool man, looking forward to the finished product.

VersionDouble said...

i used to have this model somewhere... wonder if i can find it

Simon black said...

Wow awesome models.

Jack of Diamonds said...

Woah well done sir! I love hobbies!

cheshire said...

The Hellcat is a pretty sweet tank; lookin' forward to the final, completed model pictures :]

M Fawful said...

Very cool. How much do these models typically cost though?

Solsby Kid said...

Cool tank! Gonna looks awesome when its painted! :D

BigMike said...

I love seeing you build stuff ;)

Mikko said...

that must've taken quite a bit of time to assemble

thenitefalls said...

That tank looks like a true beast :D

braumaman said...

So detailed. It's crazy, great work!

Jetah said...

Nice work!

Kristof Unpronounceable said...

Really cool stuff. Takes some talent to model like that.

Jesse Crows said...

such a classic tank!

Pieter said...

Cool! I want to play with it! :D

Astaroth said...

very nice! it looks very detailed for the size.

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