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Mexican DN-III

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This is the Mexican DN-III - APC from Model Fiber in 1/35 scale. Model Fiber is a made in Mexico resin kit. The kit is not without some faults with certain pieces coming incomplete and / or poorly cast. All the front and side vision ports are lacking detail and some pieces are completely missing. Finally, the hull needed numerous bubbles filled. This kit was a little disaster!

The side mudguards were re-constructed. I re-worked the periscopes with styrene and details with soldering and another small periscope. I removed the lights front because they are oversized and added rounds and handles. I added the hooks and screws of the center plate. I detailed the right side and soldering, the hatches, handles, muffler and grill. The lights are from Greif Co.

The model was painted with Vallejo Model Air acrylics. For the great lack of information I applied a camouflage and modifications that I saw and I remember from many years ago but just as it has flaws but the goal is to have fun and I did. This time without weathering because the Mexican vehicles normally are immaculate.
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About the Author

About Rodolfo Torres V. (rtvmodeler)
FROM: DISTRITO FEDERAL, MEXICO

My first model was a gift of my mother I remember a B-24 Libertator- scale 1/72 in 1970 when I was 10 years old, but I was not able to continue with this because of lack of information. In 1990 I built some Tamiya tanks but because of this same lack of information I was not able to continue (e...


Comments

Hi Rodolfo, interesting looking vehicle....thanks for the incite of a unique vehicle that I didn't even know existed. Cheers, Jason
APR 09, 2019 - 12:20 PM
Rodolfo, I'm going to look into, Model Fiber. I've never heard of them before.
APR 10, 2019 - 02:45 PM
Thanks for your kind comments, unfortunately the Mexican armored cars are not know. Mexico bought some French and American vehicles and all were modificated as this. Regards! Rodolfo
APR 12, 2019 - 05:50 PM
Hello!. Model Fiber is a Mexican Company, they made some Mexican vehicles and airplanes, all in resin. Regards! Rodolfo
APR 12, 2019 - 05:54 PM