U.S. M3A1 White Scout Car Early Production Hobby Boss 1/35

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U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 BOX PACKAGE This time, I will make the M3A1 Scout car of Hobby Boss. I think this car had only a lot of old kits. Tamiya is now released as a completely new mold. I have some leftover Miniart jeep crew figures that I made before, so this Scout car is a good opportunity.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 MAKING Hobby boss kits are mostly like that, the fragile parts are cushioned. I think this kind of consideration is amazing.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 MAKING U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 MAKING Quite a lot of parts are used for the engine. I don’t want to show this area in particular, so I do moderate preparation. One of the reasons why kits with many parts have such high internal reproducibility.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 MAKING
(2020/09/12)

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 MAKING If you look closely, all 4 tires of this scout car show slight deformation by their own weight. In this picture, it’s on the top. That’s great. I’m impressed.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 MAKING There are 6 back seats, I’m assembling the seats.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 MAKING I am assembling the side part of the rear of the car. I wonder if it’s about time I broke down if I don’t assemble it properly.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 MAKING This is a very complicated combination of armor plates. I am watching the situation with a temporary assemble. The fit of the parts is very good so far. It’s easier to adjust if I glue it all at once.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 MAKINGI wonder if I can finish assembling around here. In the case of open-top cars, is it better to paint the inside some timing?
(2020/09/13)

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 PAINTING I masked the windshield. Both front and inside. I will make the headlights a little later.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 MAKING After that, if I attach 3 machine guns to the car body, the assembly is almost complete.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 PAINTING In the end, I finished all the work before I started painting. I just put the baggage on a vacant place and lightly blew the surfacer.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 PAINTINGI put too many wooden boxes and cloth bags at the front. In this case, the cooling of the engine will be badly affected.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 PAINTINGIt’s probably hard to paint on the inside…
(2020/09/15)

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 PAINTING I made the base in black and white again this time to create a contrast.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 PAINTING I just blew olive drab. I managed to paint the inside of the open-top car. In the worst case, I can paint it with a brush.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 PAINTING I put decals on it and painted the equipment and small parts in my favorite color.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 PAINTING The tires are painted with a brush. I think it’s almost finished.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 PAINTINGI put a decal on the panel of the driver’s seat. I worked it with tweezers. It’s pretty hard, so the order of making should have been reconsidered.
(2020/09/17)

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 PAINTING U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED WORK The M3A1 Scout Car has been completed. The M3A1 Scout Car is armored to a thickness of up to 13 mm, with a crew of up to eight and a 110 horsepower engine. The maximum speed on the road is 80 km/h.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED WORK More than 20,000 cars were produced by 1944. In addition to the U.S. Army, it is also provided in large quantities to the British, Free French, and Soviet forces. I thought the shape is similar to M2 and M3 half trucks, the original model is this car. The U.S. military switched to other reconnaissance armored vehicles such as Greyhounds and M3 half-trucks.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED WORK U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED WORK The decal attached to this kit, the colorful nationality mark is mysterious. It is the marking of the box picture. The US Army Air Forces used blue circles with white stars and a small red color inside, but this is the opposite. It is a white star marking with a small blue circle on a red circle. There is a theory that it was used for operational exercises by the second armored division before the war started, but I don’t know the truth at all. But this is the M2A1 tank marking in Aberdeen. Why did Hobby choose such a rare nationality mark? The other marking is the usual white circle and white star for a British Army vehicle, so I chose it safely and made it a US military vehicle in my brain.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED WORK Moreover, in the box picture, it looks like British soldiers are on board this marked vehicle. I’m curious if this fits historical evidence. This is a mark that is rarely seen in the British Army. During the war, British soldiers would often get on American cars, I suppose.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED WORK The stripes on the headlights look like horizontal stripes on the Hobby Boss insets, but it’s probably more realistic to stick them in vertical stripes.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED WORK I loaded various equipment such as sleeping bags, miscellaneous bags, tent sheets, canvas sheets, extra jelly cans, and cloth buckets.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED WORK What is this luggage in the back, machine gun rack, or something?

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED WORK If you don’t look into it, you can’t see it at all, but the instrument on the driver’s compartment panel.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED WORK U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED WORK I think I did too much weathering this time.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED WORK U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED WORK This is a Miniart jeep figure I made before. It’s driving and sitting poses, so basically they will fit any truck.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED WORK U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED WORK U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED WORK I like the part of the windshield where the steel armor is opened in front and there is only glass.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED WORK When I place the figure on the driver’s seat or the side seat later, I have to think about the order of work well.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED WORK This time, I was going to put all the painted figures in the Scout Car later, but as I expected, I could not put them in well, so I put them in after removing some back seats.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED WORK Equipped with one Browning M2 Heavy machine gun and two water-cooled Browning M1917A1 machine guns.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED WORK I think about it, even if the figure and driver’s compartment are built-in without painting, it probably won’t be able to paint well, so it would be a good idea to paint a scouting car as a temporary assembly and bring it to completion while doing masking work. Open-top cars are hard because there are many things to think about.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED WORK It can’t be helped now, but a manufacturer Hobby Boss doesn’t seem to do much research on actual cars, I suppose, sorry! So we can’t trust the markings. But we have many interesting kits, so Hobby Boss is a valuable manufacturer.

U.S. M3A1 WHITE SCOUT CAR EARLY PRODUCTION HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe assembly and painting of this kit were very interesting. It looks quite strong with 3 machine guns. If I have time, I would like to make a US half-track next time.
(2020/09/19)

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  1. Greg says:

    Hi, very nice job.

    For your information, the markings from the box picture were occasionally used for pre-ww2 formation, same as the British style steel helmets. The US army used these helmets during WW1, and they were still in circulation in the very early parts of WW2.

    During the siege of Corregidor in the Philippines, many pictures show US forces using these helmets, same with troops based in Hawaii during the Japanese attack. The new US bucket style helmets were already being phased in at this point.

    You can also see on the box art what looks like US farmland.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your excellent builds.

    Greg

    • MINIATURE-ARCADIA says:

      Greg-san,
      Thank you very much for the detailed explanation. I thought it was strange that even though the nationality mark on the package was the US, it looks like British soldiers on it, but it’s actually not true. It’s very informative. Indeed, the back of the package vehicle looks like a US farm. It may be under training. I thought it would be nice if the Hobby boss could include this kind of explanation. I’m glad that my question is cleared up. Thank you very much!!
      Kentaro

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