Heres a Pershing that is beyond fine. Its as extra fine as I can get without putting myself into a shrink machine to paint smaller. I used a mag glass to check the paint. You know what? ... AAM guys' faces are not really faces. They are gross, hideous, malformations. They look like some horrific sci-fi gene-spliced creature.
This Pershing has a hundred hand made parts in it, at least. The muzzle is cross-drilled like Baron likes. Man, its a pain to drill sideways at the tip and pray you dont ruin the barrel.
The basket on the turret is remade so it actually is a basket that holds stuff.
All the details on the turret were stripped bare, turret reshaped at the back, edges rounded, and resculpted. All the attachments are on the back of the turret, as well as all other turret details remade. Some got covered by the final details.
The side vent hatch is open, for ejecting spent shells. Driver is peering out his hatch, but staying very low. Commander and gunner are busy thwarting some pesky nazi aircraft.
Other additions include tow hooks and grab hooks remade, tailights, light covers, fender braces, hollow exhaust, rear cable hooks with cable, extra cable stretched front to back, radio ant', 50 cal on scratchbuilt pintle mount & ammo box with lid and latch. Also shovels, a jack, tarps, bedrolls, tentrolls, and spare fuel can.
Most interesting, I hope, are the following: Black-market wine, in wooden cases, and 2 brand-new fresh cases of K-ration - platoon size. These guys have just drove through france, have collected a few goods, and are just now entering the battle zone. The tank is weathered, but no damage yet.
The Pershing sports all serial numbers, unit numbers, us army, and stars. It is triple-brush-coated with clear matte varnish, and 2 thin coats of spray matte.
It sits in a display case, pictured with the lid off.