This is a really old model. The kit was originally issued by Merit. I just partially restored it. It is the original red plastic. The non-kit parts are the new exhaust made from metal tube and the new hood panel made from a pop can.
The car is part of a diorama I am planning. It will be in a shop, back in a corner, partly covered by a tarp and waiting for the owner to restore it.
The Lancia D50 was a Formula One racing car designed by Vittorio Jano for Lancia in 1954. Ferrari bought the Lancia D50 race cars and continued to use them with modifications. So you will see this as a Ferrari also.
The numbers where hand painted, so I left them alone.
This is a recent build. I like these helicopters, but the rotors sure take up some shelf space.
I like to take the pictures in bright sun light, but it makes the decals look shiny to the camera. It is kinda weird, in person the decals look painted on. I guess the reflection in the decal film reflects the light. I do coat the model in Future before I apply the decals, then when everything is dry I flatcoat them.
The M109 is a self-propelled 155 mm howitzer, first introduced in the early 1960s, upgraded a number of times to today's M109A6 Paladin. The M109 family is the most common Western indirect-fire support weapon of maneuver brigades of armored and mechanized infantry divisions.
The Ontos, officially the Rifle, Multiple 106 mm, Self-propelled, M50, was an American light armored tracked anti-tank vehicle developed in the 1950s. It mounted six M40 106 mm recoilless rifles as its main armament.
Originally conceived as a fast tank killer, it was employed by US Marines who consistently reported excellent results when used for direct fire support against infantry during the Vietnam War.
This is a model of a M1 Abrams I saw at fort Hood, before they were being issued to the Army. I assume it was there for testing. This one has the original 105mm main gun. Since it was probably a test unit, I just weathered it with a light coat of dirt from running the tank trails.