Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.
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.
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!!