Clash of Reconnaissance - 45mm L66 Anti-Tank Gun

Here is my assembled Plastic Soldier Company 45mm L66 Anti-Tank Gun. For only $15 you get three guns and enough crew to serve them all. The kit allows you to build three (er, I mean four... thanks Gareson!) different types of 45mm guns: M1937, M1942 and the M1943.


I decided to brush the Tamiya paint onto this gun as opposed to spraying it. The brushstrokes add more streaks, chips and rough areas to the gun. I like the effect. The GAZ-AAA tow truck has already been assembled and airbrushed (it still needs pinwashing and some MIG pigments) so this unit is coming along nicely. The crew have been primed and are awaiting paint!

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  2. Looks good and love the base work.

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    1. Thanks! When the men get on there I'll add grass and whatnot.

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  3. I've made a couple of these, they are lovely little guns. I went for something lighter that a GAZ AAA for towing, either a GAZ AA or T20 light tractor.

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    1. Hey, a light tractor sounds like a good idea. Who makes one of those?

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  4. Just noticed that you said you get three guns for $15...there are four guns in the box(and enough crew for the four) just for the record.

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    1. Oops. Thanks for spotting that. I fixed it!

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    2. No problem...feel a little silly being nit-pickey given how much I really enjoy your blog!

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    3. Gareson - I appreciate that you pointed it out. Really! I wanted people to know what a good deal those figures were... and shorting the box one unit didn't help. Thanks for proof-reading for me. Ha ha! - Jeff

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  5. SquadPainter, looks like your production is gaining speed, The T-70 looks great, especially the weathering of the exhaust & rust stains. Looking forward to seeing finished truck & anti-tank gun. I also liked post of your friend's 7 year war Grenadiers. Post got me to bush up on history of that period. Some time in the future, I'm planning to work on some American Revolution figures in 28mm or larger, But one war at a time for me. Keep those post coming.... Tank Taco

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    1. TT - Things are moving along nicely. I just finished up 25 Russian WWII Plastic Soldier Company infantry today. The flock is drying on them as I write this.

      Michael's figures are beautiful! The Seven Years War is a wonderful period to collect. I highly recommend it. If you like AWI, I heard that Perry just came out with some plastics from that era. Check them out! - Jeff

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  6. Hi

    Just wondered what you using for a base for the 45mm?
    I have a box of these 1/72 AT guns and a ZIS-3/2 box. But no bases is a bit confusing. I have to use cardboard until I can figure something better!

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    1. dblancer - I'm sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I'm still not anywhere close to fully recovered. As for your question regarding basing, I am using Black Styrene Sheets from Evergreen Models. It is easy to find white sheets at your local model train store, but I wanted black as it would hide any paint chips from the corners or sides. The size of the sheets: 6"x12" by .06 thickness. I cut them to be about a 1/4 to 3/8" larger than the vehicle footprint. That way there is enough of an edge to pick up. With all of the time that goes into the model, I don't want my clumsy fingers to touch and break anything!

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