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M24 Chaffee Pics Done
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Mindanao, Philippines
Member Since: July 04, 2003
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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 - 05:34 PM UTC
This is my rendition of the Philippines M24 Chaffee used in Korea. A little history quoted from PEFToK page:

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There was, however, no rest for the exhausted 10th. Barely rested from its ordeal and with its men dog-tired, the battalion on the 24th was thrown into a tank-led British counterattack to free the trapped Gloucestershire battalion. The Filipinos attacked with their M-24 light tanks, one of which was knocked out by the Chinese. More Filipinos died. The 10th fought to within 1,500 meters of the trapped battalion, the closest approach by any of the UNC units involved in the rescue attempt, but were hamstrung by unfavorable terrain that allowed no room for maneuver. Standing firm against the British, Filipino, American, Puerto Rican and Belgian attackers, the Chinese eventually destroyed the Gloucestershire (or Gloster) battalion after a fierce four-day struggle. Only 50 of 750 Glosters escaped death or capture. The British fought to the last bullet against three Chinese divisions of the CPV 63rd Army.

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England - South East, United Kingdom
Member Since: January 11, 2003
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 04:37 AM UTC
I'm no Chaffee expert, but this looks pretty good to me! The only thing I can see that looks a bit odd is the inside of the turret hatch - looks too clean and bright.
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California, United States
Member Since: April 01, 2002
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 07:18 AM UTC
RD, good job on completing your dio. One thing that jumps out at me though is the inside of the turret hatch. This should be roughly the same color as the exterior of the vehicle. This makes it harder to spot when the hatch is in the open position. With it painted white it is a big target for the eye. Also on the hatch there are a couple of ejector pin marks, that you might want to try and fill in with some white glue or scrape off if they are raised. I can't tell. Other than that, good job on finishing something. I wish I could.