Friday, 15 January 2021

1/72 scale (20 mm) Lend-Lease M3 Lee Medium Tank

Technical Data Card: M3 Lee Medium Tank

Referred to as the ‘coffin for seven brothers’ by the Soviet tank crews, the M3 Lee was designed as a replacement for the M2 Medium Tank (an unsuccessful tank design).  Due to the start of World War 2, the M3 Lee was rushed into production with production starting in August 1941.  The production run for the M3 Lee ended in December 1942, with some 6,258 M3 Lees built.  Under the Lend-Lease agreement, the Soviet Union received over 1,300 M3 Lee Medium Tanks.

 

The STL files for the M3 Lee Medium Tank were downloaded from MarkeBot’s Thingiverse; the M3 Lee files were created by Alfa117.  I used a Creality Ender Pro 3 to print this model.

 

 

 

 

Thingiverse M3 Lee Medium Tank


Thingiverse M3 Lee Medium Tank


Thingiverse M3 Lee Medium Tank

 

 

 

I painted the M3 Lee Medium Tank as a Lend-Lease Tank supplied to the Soviet Union.  As a way of identifying this tank as part of the Red Army, I applied Soviet star decals to the sides of the turret.  As well, I painted common Soviet tank slogans on the sides of the hull.

 

 

 

 

M3 Lee Medium Tank


M3 Lee Medium Tank


M3 Lee Medium Tank

 

 

 

The images below are found in the Russian Armour IV section of Citizen Soldiers: A 1/72 scale World War 2 Model Site.

 

 

 

 

M3 Lee Medium Tank


M3 Lee Medium Tank


M3 Lee Medium Tank

 

 

 

 

Citizen Soldiers: A 1/72 scale World War 2 Model Site

Citizen Soldiers: A 1/72 scale World War 2 Model Site is devoted to the hobby of painting and collecting World War 2 models/miniatures.  It is my hope, through creating this website, to honour the men and women who served in the Second World War, whose sacrifices and courage have given us the freedom and quality of life we have today.

Thursday, 14 January 2021

1/72 scale (20 mm) Daimler Armoured Car, 12th Manitoba Dragoons

 

Technical Data Card: Daimler Armoured Car

The Daimler Armoured Car, a highly successful armoured car design, was designed in parallel with Daimler’s smaller Dingo Scout Car.  Designed for the purposes of reconnaissance and liaison duties, the Daimler Armoured Car entered service in mid-1941 (the first prototypes were produced in 1939).  By the end of the war, a total of 2,694 Daimler Armoured Cars were built.

 

The STL files for the Daimler Armoured Cars were downloaded from MarkeBot’s Thingiverse and designed by marcusmole.  I used a Creality Ender Pro 3 to print the armoured cars.

 

 

 

 

Thingiverse Damilar Armoured Car


Thingiverse Damilar Armoured Car

 

 

 

I 3D printed two Daimler Armoured Cars and painted the models with the markings of the Canadian 18th Armoured Car Regiment (12th Manitoba Dragoons).    The Manitoba Dragoons were a corps level troop attached to the II Canadian Corp and one of two armoured car regiments in the Canadian Army during the war.  The other armoured car regiment was the 1st Armoured Car Regiment (Royal Canadian Dragoons) attached to the I Canadian Corps.

 

 

 

 

Damilar Armoured Car, 12th Manitoba Dragoons


Damilar Armoured Car, 12th Manitoba Dragoons


Damilar Armoured Car, 12th Manitoba Dragoons



 


Damilar Armoured Car, 12th Manitoba Dragoons


Damilar Armoured Car, 12th Manitoba Dragoons


Damilar Armoured Car, 12th Manitoba Dragoons


 

 

 

The images below are found in the Canadian Armour II section of Citizen Soldiers: A 1/72 scale World War 2 Model Site.

 

 

 

 

 

Damilar Armoured Car, 12th Manitoba Dragoons


Damilar Armoured Car, 12th Manitoba Dragoons


Damilar Armoured Car, 12th Manitoba Dragoons

 

 

 

Citizen Soldiers: A 1/72 Scale World War 2 Model Site

Citizen Soldiers: A 1/72 scale World War 2 Model Site is devoted to the hobby of painting and collecting World War 2 models/miniatures.  It is my hope, through creating this website, to honour the men and women who served in the Second World War, whose sacrifices and courage have given us the freedom and quality of life we have today.

3D Printed Yoda (Thingiverse)

 

Thingiverse Yoda

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”

-Master Yoda

 

I took a break from painting World War 2 vehicles and painted a pair of Yodas that I downloaded from MakerBot’s Thingiverse.  One of the Yodas is designed by MustangDave (Yoda without the hood) and the other is designed by muckyChris (Yoda with the hood).

 

 

 

Thingiverse Yoda

STL File Image of MustangDave’s Yoda

 

 

Thingiverse Yoda

STL File Image of muckyChris’ Yoda

 

 

 

I scaled both STL files to 50% of their original sizes.  I glued the printed models to round 50 mm Reaper Miniatures bases and applied modelling sand to the bases.  The 3D printer I used for printing these models is the Creality Ender Pro 3.

 

 

 

 

 

Thingiverse Yoda

Unpainted Yodas (front)

 

 

Thingiverse Yoda

Unpainted Yodas (back)

 

 

 

Thingiverse Yoda

Finished Yodas (front)

 

 

Thingiverse Yoda

Finished Yodas (back)

 

 

 

 

Thingiverse Yoda

 

 

Thingiverse Yoda

 

1/72 scale (20 mm) Lend-Lease M3 Lee Medium Tank

Referred to as the ‘coffin for seven brothers’ by the Soviet tank crews, the M3 Lee was designed as a replacement for the M2 Medium Tank (an...