The build begins! This project was prompted by a trip to the Armed Forces Military Museum in Largo, Florida. My wife and I stopped by on the way out of town from visiting family this past Thanksgiving. For $50, you could take a ride in an M8 Greyhound. Man oh man, that was fun. Well worth the money!
I had never really been that excited about the M8 as a modeling subject, but after talking to our driver about the vehicle, I was fascinated. We always hear about how crews lived in their vehicles, but there’s something experiencing that life first hand that makes the brain go wild. I can’t imagine cramming four men into a vehicle this small. And WOW this thing was much faster and smoother than expected!
As for the build, I wanted to go full out. The Tamiya M8 Greyhound kit I’m using as the base is nice, but very, very simple. I wanted to really detail the holy smokes out of this build. Here’s a list of the kits/add-on sets that will be used:
- Tamiya M8 Greyhound kit
- Aber #35A72 – Fenders for M8/20 Greyhound
- Aber metal barrel
- Verlinden #1455 – M8/M20 Stowage Compartments
- Legend M8 Crew
- Eduard 35200 M8 Greyhound detail set
- Legend Productions LF1275 M8 Greyhound Stowage Set
- Minimeca Accesorios 3533 M8 Greyhound tow cable
- Royal Model 197 US M8 Greyhound detail kit
- Verlinden 1442 M8/M20 Engine & Compartment
- Verlinden Productions 1453 M8 Interior & Exterior Update Set (for Tamiya Kit)
- DefModel DW30025 – M8/M20 Greyhound Wheel Set, Sagged
Pricey build… I better get this right!
To keep up with the build, make sure to watch the portfolio page where I collect up all the build log entries in one location.