5 Scale Model Tankers To Admire | Tank Week

Tanks are a favorite subject for scale modelers, sculptors, and other artists. Today we’re gonna share five scale model “tankers” whose work we admire.

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Many of these are in 1/35 scale; several or are not. Now, in no particular order, five amazingly good artists whose ability to build, paint, and weather scale model tanks and scale model dioramas can only be marveled at. We don’t know a lot about most of these guys, we just admire their work and follow them on social media to watch for their latest efforts. All listed names are actually monikers on Instagram.

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1.  Scale Model Tanker @mrspache.

In this installment of tank week: 5 of the best 1/35 scale and other scale model tank modelers around. Tiger tank and Panzerkampfwagen.
Two giants in miniature – a Tiger tank and Panzerkampfwagen behind a set of spectacles.

 

In this installment of tank week: 5 of the best 1/35 scale and other scale model tank modelers around.
A selection of tanks built by 1/35 scale and miniature scale model @mrspache.

 

In this installment of tank week: 5 of the best scale model tank modelers around: Patton tank and Sherman tank.
Patton and Sherman at 1/35 scale.

 

In this installment of tank week: 5 of the best 1/35 scale and other scale model tank modelers around.
A Sherman M4A3E8 named “Fury.” Recognize her?

 

In this installment of tank week: 5 of the best 1/35 scale and other scale model tank modelers around.
Detail on tank treads. Check out the detail on that rust and damage.

 

2.  Scale Model Tanker @mariofarezlewandowski.

See his site, http://www.miniaturstahl.de/.

In this installment of tank week: 5 of the best 1/35 scale and other scale model tank modelers around.
Panzerkampfwagen E-100 (Gerät 383, TG-01) super heavy tank, imagined here in 1946.

 

In this installment of tank week: 5 of the best 1/35 scale and other scale model tank modelers around.
1/35 scale winter diorama: German troops in late 1943/early 1944.

“This is the first time [with…] wet mud and ice together. I am still thinking about how to realize the wet shine in-between on the ground. To make icy noses on vehicles I decided to use a transparent glue which was already dried out.”

In this installment of tank week: 5 of the best 1/35 scale and other scale model tank modelers around.
Same small scale, just a little more modern.

 

In this installment of tank week: 5 of the best 1/35 scale and other scale model tank modelers around: Panzerjäger Tiger (German Elefant).
Elefant tank destroyer Sd. Kfz. 184 Panzerjäger Tiger (P)

 

In this installment of tank week: 5 of the best 1/35 scale and other scale model tank modelers around: M1 Abrams and LAV in urban warfare, Iraq.
A street in Iraq, built in 1/35 scale with an M1 Abrams tank and LAV.

3. From Japan, @tetsuo_horikawa.

He builds dioramas of mostly US forces and is a collector of US naval aviation patches.

In this installment of tank week: 5 of the best scale model tank modelers around. An M24 Chaffee light tank from the 4th Armored Division.
An M24 Chaffee named “Gunslinger”; A Company, 37th Tank Battalion, 4th Armored Division. Vegetation in the diorama is made from dried flowers.

 

In this installment of tank week: 5 of the best 1/35 scale and other scale model tank modelers around.
Thunderbolt VI (a Sherman tank); model by Asuka. This is a close-up of the stowage at the back of the tank.

 

In this installment of tank week: 5 of the best 1/35 scale and other scale model tank modelers around: M24 Chaffee light tank.
A diorama with the M25 Chaffee light tank.

 

In this installment of tank week: 5 of the best 1/35 scale and other scale model tank modelers around: M4A3E2 Sherman "Cobra King" at the Battle of the Bulge (First to Bastogne).
A diorama of the Sherman tank “Cobra King.” Cobra King was an M4A3E2 Sherman, the first one to break through to Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.

 

In this installment of tank week: 5 of the best scale model tank modelers around: an M4A3E8 of the 6th Armored.
A 1/35 M4A3E8. scale “Army Mule” of the 15th Tank Battalion. 6th Armored Division.

4. The following images are from scale model tanker @90analog.

In this installment of tank week: 5 of the best 1/35 scale and other scale model tank modelers around.
Sherman tanks, a WIP (Work In Progress) with plastic model kit directions behind them.

 

In this installment of tank week: 5 of the best 1/35 scale and other scale model tank modelers around: Panzerkampfwagen IV.
Panzerkampfwagen IV, crew taking their ease (or perhaps waiting on the order to move).

 

In this installment of tank week: 5 of the best 1/35 scale and other scale model tank modelers around.
Detail of tank treads, wheels and bogies from an M4A3 Sherman tank work in progress.

 

In this installment of tank week: 5 of the best 1/35 scale and other scale model tank modelers around.
Soviet T-35 tank model (we’re not sure what the name is).

 

In this installment of tank week: 5 of the best 1/35 scale and other scale model tank modelers around.
More of that M4A3 Sherman from above, in progress.

and lastly (but hardly leastly),

5. Scale model tanker @lewisgtturbo.

In this installment of tank week: 5 of the best 1/35 scale and other scale model tank modelers around: Sherman Firefly.
A 1/35 scale British armor Sherman Firefly, Irish Guards.

 

In this installment of tank week: 5 of the best 1/35 scale and other scale model tank modelers around.
Various pieces of his work, individually and in dioramas.

 

In this installment of tank week: 5 of the best 1/35 scale and other scale model tank modelers around.
The Sherman Firefly from earlier, now worked into a “Hells Highway” diorama (Operation Market Garden, Holland.)

 

In this installment of tank week: 5 of the best 1/35 scale and other scale model tank modelers around.
An M8A1 75mm Scott Gun Carriage, Normandy. This is prior to touch-up work done to create an Ardennes diorama.

 

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An Abrams Main Battle Tank showing its agility - dancing tanks during Tank Week on Breach Bang Clear.

 

It seems only too fitting to end with this specific tank and tank crew…

In this installment of tank week: 5 of the best 1/35 scale and other scale model tank modelers around. Oddball's Sherman tank from Kelly's Heroes.
Oddball, from “Kelly’s Heroes.” Certainly one of the most famous Sherman tanks from the movies!

Hope you enjoyed checking these out. Go to the individual accounts – there are lots more where these came from.

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