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Old 04-08-2007, 06:29 AM
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Formations M5A1 conversion

Hi all,

As I am finishing my M3 Stuart, I have started work on converting AFV Club M3A3 Stuart into an M5A1. This uses the Formations conversion set.




The Formations is very well cast, in a cream coloured resin. The overall feel and look of the parts ooze quality. Detail is very good, with all rivets, welds and surface detail well represented. Comparing the dimensions to references shows the upper hull is spot on, unlike Tamiya's old kit.

Here's an overall view of all the bits I intend to use:

** Base kit: M3A3 standard version.
** Conversion: Formations M5A1 set
** PE: Eduard 35492, for Tamiya. Formations had tailored the upper hull to permit fitting of PE screens
** Tracks: AFV Club indy links. Either the rubber block, or the T36E6 steel tracks.

References include the following:


** US Tank Battles in France 1944-1945
http://www.concord-publications.com/7050/7050.htm
** US Light Tanks at War
http://www.concord-publications.com/7038/7038.htm
** M3 and M5 Stuart light tank
http://www.ospreypublishing.com/titl...hp/title=P9115
** Modelling the M3 and M5 Stuart light tank
http://www.ospreypublishing.com/titl...hp/title=S7638
** AFVisual: The Stuart Series

** M5 and M5A1 Stuart Technical Manual
** Military Modelling article on updating the Tamiya kit
** AFV Interiors page

I'll post progress photos as I go along!

Cheers, MartinD
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Old 04-08-2007, 06:34 AM
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Looking forward to your new project Don't see much of the Tamiya kit for your conversion but at least the kit is cheap.

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Thanks Lawrence! I wont be using any bits of the Tamiya kit. All that is needed is in the AFV Club set or the conversion.

Here is some progress on the suspension wheels, and the sprue provided by AFV Club.







I cut off the axles, after having glued on the spoke wheels I want to show the disc wheels, so out come the knife. Well, maybe it's for the better, as it will alllow me to keep the wheels separate for painting.

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Thanks Lawrence! I wont be using any bits of the Tamiya kit. All that is needed is in the AFV Club set or the conversion.
Ooops... I meant AFV Club

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Looks good Martin,

I've yet to see one of these, as well as the formations conversion.

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