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As an avid builder of airplane, railroad, ship, and car models, I am wondering if there are others who enjoy such hobbies.

Does anyone remember the M-52 105mm self-propelled howitzers that we had at Ft. Meade, MD? There are no commercial models available.  However, there was one on the internet of 1:35 scale. When I inquired, it was a resin model and had sold for around $13,000.00. 

I am in the process of constructing my own.  So far I have used two M-41 Walker Bulldogs, an M-4 Sherman, some plastic sheets, and a .50 M2 machine gun kit to get mine going.

Is anyone else working on such projects?

Please advise.  Thank you.

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By-the-way, here is an early picture of my efforts with my M-52 model.  If you compare it to the picture you provided, it is clear I have a lot of work to do...

M-52 crews of the 2 A/C:

From the picture in 2017, I have worked on my model, but life has a way of getting in the path of progress. I am close, but I am requesting your help in getting off of top-center.

The M-52 was a short-lived armored vehicle, and anecdotes from crews and pictures of the interior are rare.

It would please me if any M-52 crew would share some information about what they remember about this, to me, great self-propelled howitzer.

I am including some shots of where I am in constructing my model. Right now, fitting the hinges and hatch handles is needed.  After that, I will apply the rest of the paint and decals.

I hope to get some interesting anecdotes from you M-52 crew out there.  Thank you!!

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