Friday, November 30, 2012

Chi-Ha Type 97 (Late) by Gary Boggs

This is the 1/35th scale Tamiya Japanese Shinhoto Chi-Ha Type 97 (Late) with Fruil tracks, built by Gary Boggs. The dark yellow base coat was airbrushed, then the camouflage was hand painted with a brush (Series 7) and Vallejo acrylics. The model was finished using assorted washes, oils, and pigments.

The Type 97 (Late) was equipped with a high velocity 47mm main gun and two 7.7mm machine guns. It is generally considered to be the best medium tank produced by Japan in WW II.


  1. Brilliant, the rust of the scapes tubes is really amazing. This tank is very awesome. Good Job

  2. Outstanding job on your Type 47 tank! Where did you purchase the tracks?

    Ken Lang
    SFC (ret.)
    U.S. Army

  3. Hi Ken -

    Thanks for the compliments! The tracks were purchased from Pacific Coast Models -

  4. On behalf of Gary Boggs, thanks Pablo!