M48a3 mod B

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Cold War warrior hits the Jungle with Uncle Sam's Misguided Children in Vietnam!

This mod was a "quickie" as most projects go. Not much was invested in upgrades and I didn't worry about to many cosmetic problems.
This mod was a "quickie" as most projects go. Not much was invested in upgrades and I didn't worry about to many cosmetic problems.
Searchlight was replaced with mini mag light xenon bulb. Why not?
Searchlight was replaced with mini mag light xenon bulb. Why not?
Only real bug is the cheap plastic HL tracks have voids that suck up tiny rocks and throe tracks. Somebody reming me to secure the barrel!
Only real bug is the cheap plastic HL tracks have voids that suck up tiny rocks and throe tracks. Somebody reming me to secure the barrel!
When dialed in it drives really well on the cheap lower hull and is really light weight.
When dialed in it drives really well on the cheap lower hull and is really light weight.
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Xenon baby!
Xenon baby!
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Yes, I took a 1/18 scale toy originally purchased at walmart for $30 and put Tamiya Sherman guts in it.

Yes, I figured out how to put a Xenon Mini- Maglight in the searchlight housing. Yes, I substituted a Heng Long lower hull from a Pershing and adjusted the gearboxes to get the correct looking track run..... Why?

The final product is very convincing and battles very well. The H/L traverse and ad-hock elevation from a Hobby Engine traverse combined with a metal barrel from the spare brass tube box and enhanced "HEAT" round emitter allow me to roll with the big boys.

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