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Thursday, June 13, 2013

BRDM-2 Teritorialna Obramba Slovenije 1991

This is a BRDM-2 armored reconnaissance vehicle 12529 belonging to the Reconnaissance Company of the 1st Armored Brigade of Yugoslav "Peoples" Army captured by Slovenian Territorial Defense at the Karavanke border crossing on July 1st 1991 during the Ten Day War
This is one of two BRDM-2s captured along with 12505 and a couple of PT-76s at the mentioned border crossing with Austria.

Semoventi M40 / M41 75/18 Regio Esercito

Italian story Part I & II

Hey guys

I mostly make aircraft kits in 1/48 and I'm a newbie in armor but lately I've been reading a lot about Italian WWII armor and decided to make a series of a few tanks.. 
Since I was posting some armor posts on my military aviation blog and that is kinda weird I decided to make a new blog dedicated to armor.

First in line is this couple of Semoventi. The M40 75/18 by Italeri and M41 by Tamyia. Both kits have flaws so I corrected quite a lot of them but of course not all. 

Italeri is nicer IMHO but I replaced the rubber tracks with Tamiya ones, did quite a lot on interior and trimmed the mud guards to make it like M40 - M40's were based on M13/40, M41 is based on M14/41 chassis.
Tamiya has some nicer details but the biggest problems is that the undercarriage and wheels are static. I made those movable cause I replaced the tracks with Friulmodel ones so it would be silly not to do it. Also I replaced the gun with excellent RB models 75mm L18 barrel.

OK I'm done explaining, here are the pics. Thanks for watching and please feel free to comment.

Semovente da 75/18 scafo M41 

Semovente da 75/18 scafo M40

M40 & M41

For all the references I used an awesome Polish publication Militaria #365 Semovente da 75/18