Fantastic armor finishes
In the October 2010 FSM, David Manter explained his 6-step weathering system and displayed his best armor models. Here are some bonus photos of the models featured.
David used leftovers from several Dragon Sherman kits to build a U.S. Army M4A1.
David built Trumpeter's 1/35 scale PT-76 out of the box, marked it for Syrian service on Golan Heights in 1967, and replaced the kit's vinyl tracks with Friulmodel individual-link metal tracks.
After finding photos of Ukrainian army vehicles serving with coalition forces in Iraq, David updated Dragon's old BRDM-2 with photoetched metal
David reworked about 80 percent of Monogram's 1957-vintage M29 Weasel, scratchbuilding the entire rear section of the vehicle and rudder mechanism as well as the interior.
Before AFV Club released an Israeli Centurion, David converted one of the company's Mk.5 kits.
David shows off his weathering techniques on AFV Club's 1/35 scale Waffentrager Wiesel.
David built Dragon's 1/35 scale SdKfz 234/2 and modified the suspension to turn the wheels, leaving one off to show the detailed undercarriage.
David added detail, photoetched metal, and individual-link tracks to FineMolds' 1/35 scale Type 97 Te-Ke light tank.