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M8 Armored Car (Greyhound)

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On for some Recon!

This is my recent diorama depicting a US M8 Greyhound crew on a recon mission.

The dio' is in 1:48 scale, and I have used the following kits to build it:

  • Tamiya M8 Greyhound and sd.kfz 250
  • Blackdog M8 stowage
  • ICM 222 turret for the 250
  • Verlinden Barn & base
  • Plus Models supplis
  • MIG figures

The vehicles were painted with Tamiya colors and gear & figures painted with Vallejo colors. The whitewash was done by brush using varied thicknesses of white paint. Mig pigments were used on the barn and road after painting. The snow was snow-coat. Then, melted snow, wet street and barn walls were done with Model Master clear varnish. Vallejo still water was used for tiny puddles and slush.

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About the Author

About California Greg (GregCloseCombat)

My father was a model junkie of all scales, and he got me started when I was little (5 to 8 years old maybe?) doing some Monogram Snap-tite kits. Then at 8 years of age, I practiced the art of fireworks and BB gun marksmanship on those kits. When I was 25, he gave me his 1/48 unbuilt Bandai kits t...


fantastic work!
MAY 14, 2011 - 03:45 AM
Thanks Matan for editing this and the very nice comments. Jeremy thanks again. You're a great motivator on this site and you got great skills yourself. We'll just keep trying to improve with each build. Thanks again for the comment Roman
MAY 14, 2011 - 05:30 AM
Thanks Greg, and you bet we will! This community, for lack of a better word, is simply invaluable to us as a whole and I think we all learn faster and better because of it. Btw, I just made a filler plate for the Tamyia M4A1 per the instructions posted on Track 48 and the dimensions are not quite right for the rear measurements. It's been fun learning how to do a lot of this stuff, I should probably be posting more build logs...
MAY 14, 2011 - 03:32 PM
My compliments sir....excellent work !!!!! best regards from Malta Louis
MAY 14, 2011 - 11:36 PM
@ Jeremy - do you have a build log going of your sherman? I have one of those in the future line up once I get some stuff painted. I might get some of the Gasoline tracks to go on it. @ Louis - thanks for the kind remarks! I will have to work on my face painting for the next one
MAY 15, 2011 - 05:59 AM
Hi, It's a great job! Congrats! May be you could add some snow on top of the boxes on the ground !
MAY 15, 2011 - 06:16 AM
No sir I do not, I can throw one up if you like though? It's just a box stock build, sort of a test run before I build some more with finer details.
MAY 15, 2011 - 02:02 PM
Greg, great to see this one as a feature! Hopefully other participants of the campaign will follow your example to get some details out. Unfortunately it wasn't possible to put in so many pics with the 1/48 scale campaign feature... Cheers! Stefan
MAY 16, 2011 - 08:50 AM
incredible work! Rob
MAY 16, 2011 - 03:20 PM
Hi Pierre, thanks for the compliment and feedback Jeremy, nothing wrong with an OOB, that's where you can focus on painting and weathering more. Stefan, I like the way you did the round-up, but I guess there's nothing wrong with a little extra on the side Rob - thanks sir!
MAY 17, 2011 - 05:59 PM