Blast ModelsUS M3 Half Track
Front Tarp
1:35 #BL35095K
Blast ModelsUS M3 Half Track
Back Tarp
1:35 #BL35097K
Reviews by Terry Ashley

These two sets have a single casting each and are designed for the Tamiya U.S. Half Track kits and are cast in the usual light cream resin with the quality of the casting again excellent without any blemishes and only very small pour points and minor seam lines to trim off for easy cleanup.

The detail on the castings is very realistic with well defined details on the tarp folds and securing straps with just the parts needing painting before fitting.

The front tarp can only be used when the large machine gun pedestal of the Tamiya M3A2 kit isn't attached while the rear tarp doesn't require any alterations to the kit.

Test fitting should show if any minor trimming is needed but the contours are designed to fit the kit as is.

Also released is a full tarp cover set BL35094 that has the full canvas cover over the compete rear compartment of the Tamiya kits and includes the MG ring which hopefully I will be able to review shortly.

Another couple of simple but nicely detailed sets that will add a different character to the Half Tracks without a lot of work required.

Highly recommended.

Resin parts
Set BL35095K front tarp
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Two views of BL35097K rear tarp
rear view
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top view
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Set BL35094 box top
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Thanks to Gilles from Blast Models for the review set.
The set can be purchased direct from Blast Models or from AFV Modeller Shop in the UK.

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