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Dec 04, 2016, 08:22 PM
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1:6th M5 Stuart





2016 is finally the year I got my hands on a 1/6th scale model of the M5 Stuart from 21st Century Toys. I couldn't get the RC version and it was going to be another wait so I grabbed this opportunity right away.
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Dec 07, 2016, 06:31 AM
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First among other things is restoration of the turret and here is the first order of battle, a broken commander's hatch hinge with tons of CA glue, big challenge.






Time for excess parts scavenging for transplant.. haha
Dec 07, 2016, 06:36 AM
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I found a piece of Tamiya fixed plastic steering linkage that shows a potential, cut it down to length and fitted the hinge hole and voila!!!

Instant fix!





Dec 09, 2016, 06:12 PM
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In order to get more space inside the turret, I needed to cut some parts out.
The turret is composed of 3 main parts, the top part which is te main turret which holds the gun and the crew doors.


The second middle part is like a spacer that locks the gun in place and serves as second deck. Unfortunately I have started cutting out the half deck before I took a picture, so this item had already been cut of the deck I am mentioning. I will try and locate another photo online.


Lastly the third bottom piece is the one that rotates on the upper hull, it holds the floor for the figures, with out this the main turret will not lock in place on the upper hull, here it is.


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