This is the first of three M3 Half-tracks I will be using as transports for the platoon.
As the vehicles were completely identical from the box, I added some unique touches to each of them. First a group shot:
This one is supposed to be the platoon command vehicle and is sporting lots of antennae. I've also
built the characteristic gunshield for the HMG and hung some haversacks on the side (can't have such
a mess inside the command area). I also went with leather seating to make the vehicle a bit more
luxurious than the regular rubberized canvas. And of course the huge wooden box holding the command
tent and plenty of office supplies.
Next one is for transporting 1st squad. There is some extra entrenchment tools and barbed wire as well as two SMGs.
Final one is for 2nd squad. Preparing for a shower, they have covered the rear and taken off all equipment hanging outside.
The canvas was made from moist kleenex, attached with wood glue and covered in three layers of spray varnish before painting.
I am quite satisfied with the additions and overall painting, I am not fond of the model's tracks however as they are too loose.