1/35 Italeri M109 A6 – Australian Army

Gallery Article by Ray Seppala on Jan 26 2012

  Australia Day 


This is the Italeri M109A6 kit in 1/35. I started this as an out of the box build. The kit goes together very well for an a target (I usually build aircraft J). I did not add any aftermarket as it was a bit of an experimental build, the only extra bits added were a couple of stretched sprue antennas on the turret.  


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As I approached the end of the build I started to consider which colour scheme I would use from the kit decals. I was not in the mood to mask it up in the green/brown European scheme and the other Desert markings were very plain. So I decided on a ‘What If’. I dived into the spare decals and found an after market sheet for Australian ASLAVs. I decided on a sand colour as I could not be bothered with the before mentioned masking effort. The finished the model by weathering it with Tamiya powders.  

All in all it was a fun build and I have another 109 to build this time with resin interior though I may build a few more What If before I tackle that one.

Ray Seppala


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