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Scale model self-propelled 90 mm Gun Motor Carriage M36 Jackson

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Manufacturer: AFV Club

Type of armored vehicles: self-propelled

Model of WWII era: 1939-1945

Country of origin: United States

Model scale: 1:35

My next self-propelled model into the treasury of American ones.

This is a scale self-propelled model of Carriage M36 assembled from AFV Club kit. Assembly of this gun motor model took a lot of time and efforts, as the kit didn”€™t provide all the necessary detail of good quality.

Shortly about the self-propelled gun models prototype

90 mm Gun Motor Carriage M36, Slugger, Jackson

Self-propelled artillery unit of tank destroyers class, of average weight. It was developed in 1942-1943 on the chassis of M4 «Sherman» tank. It was serially produced from November 1943 to September 1945, there were produced 2324 units. This self-propelled artillery unit was actively used in the fights in Northwestern Europe from August 1944 until the end of the war. In these fights M36, thanks to a powerful long-barreled 90mm gun, were the only overland means of Americans able to effectively deal with the heavy tanks of the Wehrmacht like “€œTigers”€ and “€œPanthers”€ as M26 Pershing, armed with the same gun, entered the army much later than M36 – almost to the very end of the war. Subsequently, M36 were used in the Korean War, and sold to other countries, some remained on arms until the mid-1990s.

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About the self-propelled model

Overview and photos of the molding trees can be viewed here:

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/afvclub/afv35058.htm

But shortly, I didn’€™t like the model.

The hull back was invalid. There was a lot of problems with the jointing, both the housing and the tower. Some strange inflated rollers. Slightly blurred carts. Let’s just say “€“ Tasca spoiled me.)

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Materials I used

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For the model I bought small additions:

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Barrel for the gun: RBModel,

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Resin bags: PanzerArt,

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Stuff for the body kit: BlackDog, Tamiya, Legend, JSWork,

Lights: AK interactive,

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Etching: Aber (originally intended for Sherman, and almost not used on it).

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The assembly was standard, almost from the kit. I haven”€™t remodeled the hull back, this would require the acquisition of another Sherman, amputation of the given hull back and combination of old housing and new hull back.

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Assembly process of Carriage M36 self-propelled model

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The halves of the housing touch each other only on the front and rear edges, leaving hefty gaps, it is good that they aren”€™t visible at any angle. In my variant the top half shifted considerably, I had to straighten it.

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I took the rollers from AsukaModels, from there I also took a number of parts required to improve the appearance of the trucks that after being upgraded with etching significantly improved their look.

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Antenna outputs, fasteners for machine guns were taken from AsukaModels as well, because in its kits some items are given with a noticeable margin.

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The tower was jointing very badly, gaps, especially in the aft, were about 2 millimeters. Yes, and I had to simulate the effect of casting. Molded letters on the tower are volume decals by Archer.

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Resin bags, though they were sharpened for this housing, absolutely didn”€™t want to get up on the allotted space (tabs on the housing didn”€™t fall into the slots intended for them in the resin), as a result, somewhere I had to cut the bags, somewhere to enlarge them, vice versa.

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But some bags and bedrolls, though they were sharpened for other models, fit as if everything had to be so.

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Decals acted in the best traditions of the ICM, they crumbled into small pieces, so where I could I replaced them, and in other cases I was collecting the pieces together.

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Painting

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Painting was standard – Valejo, Tamiya, AK, Mig, Walder.

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