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February 18th, 2011, 8:12 pm #1

Hi there, this is my effort so far with the Italeri's M8 Greyhound. It's not ready yet, need some putty, I wait for your critics, the mind and ears are open.

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Saludos
Guillermo
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Joined: March 24th, 2002, 3:44 pm

February 18th, 2011, 9:13 pm #2

Hi Guillermo, welcome to the forum. The M8 Greyhound is one of my favourite vehicles, so I am pleased you are modelling one and putting on extra detail as well! I have a couple of comments on your work so far, well done for adding the lifting hooks, I don't know why Italeri completely left them off, however the grab handle you have put in front of the driver and co-driver's visors was actually a flat piece of metal which fitted between the flaps when they were laid down flat on the front hull. You could also add the supports for the top flaps when they were open, here is a picture that illustrates both items:



The little triangular cut outs on the turret are meant for supports for a small bar that runs all the way round the turret to use as an attachment point for stowage, not all M8's have it, but if you don't add it fill in the triangles.

The four bolt heads on the front plate were not seen on wartime M8's, shave them off.

I look forward to seeing it painted, what markings are you going to use?

Best regards (Saludos)
Paul.

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February 19th, 2011, 11:11 pm #3

Am I correct in assumming that the ring holding the .50 cal Browning could rotate independently of the turret?

And, I believe the Browning could also be pointed vertically, to make room, if needed.
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February 19th, 2011, 11:34 pm #4

No, the ring did not move, but the pintle mount moved around the ring. Most M8's used an adaptation of the M36 ring mount which was used on trucks, here is a close-up picture of the pintle mount:



Italeri have considerably simplified it.

I don't often see the .50 cal pointed vertically up, usually it is at a slant, but I think it can move a long way up or down, there was a pin to hold it in place too.



HTH.
Paul.

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February 20th, 2011, 6:50 pm #5

Thanks the enlightenment on how the .50 moved around.

Are there PE sets out there for the M8 and M20?

What would be the safest/easiest way to open the driver hatches, given the way the superstructure is molded?

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February 20th, 2011, 9:01 pm #6

I would recommend you do a search on 'Tracks and troops', there are PE sets by Extratech, also snow chains and resin parts, wheels by at least three different suppliers and a metal gun barrel by Armorscale.

http://www.tracks-n-troops.eu/shop/inde ... keyword=m8

I just used a Sharp knife on the hatches, though a razor saw might be possible. Best to not try to keep the original hatches, replace them with PE or Resin, or make your own from thin plastic card. I'll try and post some pictures of my M8's when I can.
Cheers!
Paul.



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February 21st, 2011, 8:35 pm #7

Hi Guillermo, welcome to the forum. The M8 Greyhound is one of my favourite vehicles, so I am pleased you are modelling one and putting on extra detail as well! I have a couple of comments on your work so far, well done for adding the lifting hooks, I don't know why Italeri completely left them off, however the grab handle you have put in front of the driver and co-driver's visors was actually a flat piece of metal which fitted between the flaps when they were laid down flat on the front hull. You could also add the supports for the top flaps when they were open, here is a picture that illustrates both items:



The little triangular cut outs on the turret are meant for supports for a small bar that runs all the way round the turret to use as an attachment point for stowage, not all M8's have it, but if you don't add it fill in the triangles.

The four bolt heads on the front plate were not seen on wartime M8's, shave them off.

I look forward to seeing it painted, what markings are you going to use?

Best regards (Saludos)
Paul.

Paul (Tanks) James
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/p.l.james/
"Not to know is bad. Not to want to know is worse. Not to hope is unthinkable. Not to care is unforgivable." - Nigerian saying
Thank you Paul for your advise. It will be fixed soon and I take a pic. The M8 will be painted with a withewash using a new technique, at least for me, paint all white and then make a drybrush with olive green to simulate the base colour. We'll see.

Saludos
Guillermo
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February 21st, 2011, 9:00 pm #8

Hi Guillermo, welcome to the forum. The M8 Greyhound is one of my favourite vehicles, so I am pleased you are modelling one and putting on extra detail as well! I have a couple of comments on your work so far, well done for adding the lifting hooks, I don't know why Italeri completely left them off, however the grab handle you have put in front of the driver and co-driver's visors was actually a flat piece of metal which fitted between the flaps when they were laid down flat on the front hull. You could also add the supports for the top flaps when they were open, here is a picture that illustrates both items:



The little triangular cut outs on the turret are meant for supports for a small bar that runs all the way round the turret to use as an attachment point for stowage, not all M8's have it, but if you don't add it fill in the triangles.

The four bolt heads on the front plate were not seen on wartime M8's, shave them off.

I look forward to seeing it painted, what markings are you going to use?

Best regards (Saludos)
Paul.

Paul (Tanks) James
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/p.l.james/
"Not to know is bad. Not to want to know is worse. Not to hope is unthinkable. Not to care is unforgivable." - Nigerian saying
Thank you Paul for your advise. It will be fixed soon and I take a pic. The M8 will be painted with a withewash using a new technique, at least for me, paint all white and then make a drybrush with olive green to simulate the base colour. We'll see.

Saludos
Guillermo
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February 21st, 2011, 9:28 pm #9

Thank you Paul for your advise. It will be fixed soon and I take a pic. The M8 will be painted with a withewash using a new technique, at least for me, paint all white and then make a drybrush with olive green to simulate the base colour. We'll see.

Saludos
Guillermo
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February 22nd, 2011, 2:58 am #10

Hi Paul, here's a pic of the fixed part. Thank's again for your advice. Next will be the painting stage.

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Saludos
Guillermo
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