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.