Jump to content
ARC Discussion Forums
  • advertisement_alt
  • advertisement_alt
  • advertisement_alt
Sign in to follow this  
Nanook

Testors/NewRay 1/35 M3 Lee *DONE*

Recommended Posts

Okay, this is a bit of an oddball. I picked it up on a lark at Michaels. It was $6.50 after the 60% off coupon. It's a toy and was originally offered by NewRay. The chassis was cast to fit a small electric motor. This kit comes with none of the motorized parts. It is squared off at the bottom of the transmission cover where the motor goes. So I used a resin block to fill the area and will sand it to shape. I am replacing the gun barrels with brass tubing as well.

 

I also decided to open up the commander's hatch. I am adding the three figures from the old Monogram M4A1 Screamin' Mimi kit and a few of the parts from it to dress up the kit a tad. Note that the tracks are one-piece rubber style units that you have to stretch over the wheels to fit into place. I have a set of Tamiya decals to use for it as the only markings it comes with are tampo-style and will be covered over with paint.

 

Later,

 

Lee

 

72C7E94A-737E-4BAF-A77A-0BD8B4B94414.jpg

 

AF2DDB1E-5825-468A-AA93-50BD3DEFC0B3.jpg

 

27C22856-07E5-42F0-81D5-8302E9D2CA3B.jpg

 

C1CC423C-39B2-466F-86D4-4CA2B889A63F.jpg

 

This is the transmission cover...

 

42E5B532-426A-4A41-BE59-B804D46BDD1D.jpg

 

CE3F0AA3-5D83-4ADE-9D55-C9225F0201C8.jpg

 

EA9AB6D6-5ACD-4E6C-A2B3-A30597905C29.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More work was done last night on the Testors M3 Lee. The light arrangement on the front fenders required some scratch building. The pieces on the kit were melted into place and, as they are that same soft material the gun barrels are, I could not clean it up. So, I used leftover PE fret framing, plastic rod and some parts from my spares to replicate the lights. It's not pretty but its far better than it was. I have a pic that compares the kit parts to my work. The transmission cover was also given a final sanding down and cleanup.

More work was done last night. The light arrangement on the front fenders required some scratch building. The pieces on the kit were melted into place and, as they are that same soft material the gun barrels are, I could not clean it up. So, I used leftover PE fret framing, plastic rod and some parts from my spares to replicate the lights. It's not pretty but its far better than it was. I have a pic that compares the kit parts to my work. The transmission cover was also given a final sanding down and cleanup.

 

Later,

 

Lee

 

EA7E57D1-3765-4556-82CF-62202E4A31A7.jpg

 

44E3AF1F-0799-49CA-9ADB-FB332B23B196.jpg

 

037B7238-0C65-4680-9A76-A5150B2CFE49.jpg

 

CB9B642A-AC5B-4A3A-BED5-647F189C3141.jpg

 

EBBA8B85-59B6-4134-8433-14EB083BE610.jpg

 

D8B5B2C4-72CF-4A3C-AB3C-1036E5EFF786.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All but officially done...just some minor details to add to the figures and add the stowage/gear. I scratch built a storage rack for the back to cover the hole for the ON/OFF switch. 

 

Later,

 

Lee

6F1807E4-A775-476E-B180-F12E40E3D7E8.jpg

240D5667-A19D-42AB-B2BB-1FF07FBE338A.jpg

130816E5-4BA4-4012-B3CA-0A868C48DE90.jpg

40EA17AE-A7DD-45DC-8AF7-464A4581B344.jpg

2480FC3C-19AE-4DFB-9BFE-D87106F8062C.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, I'm calling this one done! This is the Testors/NewRay 1/32 M3 Lee tank. Added a scratch built rack using leftover PE fret framing, extra gear from the spares bin, figures and a pair of road wheels from the Monogram Screamin’ Mimi kit and replaced the soft plastic cannon barrels using brass tubing. Had to extensively modify the front transmission cover to get it passable. Decals are from the Tamiya M3 kit. Took me three weeks to complete at a cost of $6.50 and $5 for the decals.

Later,

Lee

32890538_1999014420169987_30336974932305

32881005_1999014496836646_51362819396652

32765397_1999014643503298_18071627960858

32785068_1999014536836642_78676658031459

32804393_1999014600169969_20898627447139

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...