1⁄35M3A9 Stuart Honeybee
Jon describes his M3A9 kitbash: "Scenario: 2040 Tobruk, North African campaign, American lend-lease M3 upgrade. Still runs like a "Honey" but a little added sting of a bee. A Vulcan and two Mk19's mounted in the sponsons for armament, and an aircraft engine for power. Created using three known kits (Academy M3 Honey, Italeri M163A1 Vulcan, and a Revell Star Wars AT-RT), numerous aircraft and armor parts from the spare parts box, and a little bit of scratchbuilding and rivet adding. The crew also comes from the spares box with scratch NVGs for the driver, body of the tank commander is Dragon, and the head is from Tamiya’s Cromwell. Airbrushed with Model Master enamels with ink pin washes and colored pencils for weathering. Base is a wooden plaque from Michael’s [craft store] sprayed with textured spray paint. Groundwork is cat litter and stones from the driveway with color added from a rattle can."