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USMC M4A3

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Next up in my series of USMC armor builds is the M4A3 from the 6th Tank Battalion on Okinawa. I'm starting with DML's M4A3 ETO kit and Bronco's indy tracks.

Photos show the tanks had applique armor welded to the hull sides similar to the older dry stowage tanks. Looking closely they were covering the forward crew positions and fuel tanks. As the battle progressed, and the efficiency of the Japenese 47mm anti tank gun was discovered, all sorts of track was welded to the hull.

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I had the morning to myself so I added some color. References show some tanks had a black camo pattern which was most likely added prior to landing,si it was mainly covered by track links. These are the base colors, I'll weather from here.

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Here we are this morning. I had a few spare moments during the work week.

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I'm nearly ready to call this one finished. A flat coat, some dust and it will be complete.

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