|Note the full rear turret bustle and the overall Forest Green paint job.|
Progress so far:
And the two that are basically finished. They still need some cleanup before I start painting, but I won't do that till all five are finished and ready to go.
|M1 with the side racks only|
|M1 with the rear turret bustle added. It takes a bit of work to make this part go together.|
These kits are easy to build and have some pretty nice detail. From a building standpoint there could be more locator pins built into the molds. This would make it a lot easier to line up some of the parts, like the upper hull to the lower hull. I have checked out the Khurasan M1s which are really nice resin and metal pieces but they are a bit more expensive. Battle Front sells a box of 5 plastic M1s for $45, while the Khurasan come in at 13.99 each or 38.99 for a "platoon" of 3.
A few more reference photos by Rene Schatte from the REFORGER exercise: