Saturday, November 2, 2013
After three years of searching and working, I am nearly done with this project.
This is the Tootsietoy Lee tank, in a new paint job.
The holes repaired, seams patched, ridges filed down and ready for action.
I also added the cupola machine gun with a bit of wire and a dollop of glue on the end as the flash suppressor.
Here is the tank with a 1/72nd scale US Army soldier from Italeri. Not a bad size match.
I plan on using these as heavy tanks with a 105 howitzer in the nose. Something the real M3 Lee did not have. These tanks are also much larger than a HO scale Lee but about the same size as an M6 heavy tank. So in my alternate universe, these are heavy tanks that saw combat alongside the Lee series of tanks.