Hi Speed Tractor
by Gil Gonsoulin
The Hobby Boss 1/35 Hi Speed tractor comes as the post-WWII version. Since I wanted to build it as a WWII vehicle so I could have it tow an 88, I sanded the vents off of the ammo boxes. Another modification to make it a WWII vehicle were the mirrors, which I scratch built. The mirrors that came with the kit were the post-war type that were square with the double arm
I painted it with Testors Model master Olive Drab. Weathering was done with Windsor Newton Green oil paint, as well as their white & yellow to give it a faded look. The add-on Friulmodel track was done with Floquil Rust and Weathered Black; highlighted with Silver.
The kit decals over sprayed with Flat finish and than a light mist of OD for the faded look.
Other add-ons were Photoetched pieces, applied with Gator Glue which is a water based superglue; the pack on back is from amphibious jeep; the machine gun is from Academy; and the ammo tubes are AFV Club. I replaced the chains that came with the kit (too large to go through the winch) which some from A-Line.
Photos by Jeff Junker