My Favorite AFV in the Show: ChTZ S65 Soviet Tractor

My Favorite AFV in the Show: ChTZ S65 Soviet Tractor

Armor and associated types like artillery, soft-skinned vehicles are always another large and popular category in scale model shows. I do not envy the judges who have to make definite decisions about placing one marvelous work over another. These are all very good in their own unique way.

Iraqi BTR50 with 32mm AA Mount

Iraqi BTR50 with 32mm AA Mount

No show is complete without a Sherman M4

No show is complete without a Sherman M4

Very Cute Bobcat, smaller than a dime!

Very Cute Bobcat, smaller than a dime!

Post-War Civilian M5 Tractor

Post-War Civilian M5 Tractor

Paul Ooi's Chi Ha in Malaya

Paul Ooi’s Chi Ha in Malaya

German Marder III

German Marder III

DAK Half Track with Flak Gun

DAK Half Track with Flak Gun

LRDG Chevrolet Truck - always a favorite

LRDG Chevrolet Truck – always a favorite

There were several Tiger I’s in the show this year. Here are some of the best:

P1200683

P1200660

P1200659

P1200725

Russian hardware are always interesting and range from WW2 to the current campaigns in Chechnya.

KV1 Heavy Tank

KV1 Heavy Tank

SU 85 Tank Destroyer

SU 85 Tank Destroyer

Russian BMP with Riders, Chechnya

Russian BMP with Riders, Chechnya

Close-up of BMP

Close-up of BMP

And as one would say, variety is the spice of life, even in the AFV section.

British Valentine Infantry Tank

British Valentine Infantry Tank

Porsche's Koenigstiger Prototype

Porsche’s Koenigstiger Prototype

German Experimental Super Tank "Maus"

German Experimental Super Tank “Maus”

US LVT(A) 5 from the Pacific War

US LVT(A) 5 from the Pacific War

US LVT(A) Alligator

US LVT(A) Alligator

US M101 105mm Howitzer

US M101 105mm Howitzer

40mm Bofors

40mm Bofors

Gen. Patton's WC57 Dodge Car

Gen. Patton’s WC57 Dodge Car

Some of the best in vignettes and dioramas.

French AMD White Laffly Armored Car

French AMD White Laffly Armored Car

Marines with a Field Howitzer, watch out for the coconuts!

Marines with a Field Howitzer, watch out for the coconuts!

Close up on the howitzer

Close up on the howitzer

German Half-Track with Flakvierling

German Half-Track with Flakvierling

Paul Ooi's 25 Pdr and Quad  in Sicily

Paul Ooi’s 25 Pdr and Quad in Sicily

US Priest Gun Carriage

US Priest Gun Carriage

Close up on the Priest

Close up on the Priest

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