Modelling the M3/M5 Stuart Light Tank (Paperback)

By Steven J. Zaloga

Osprey Publishing (UK), 9781841767635, 80pp.

Publication Date: November 21, 2003



The M3 and M5 Stuart were the most significant light tanks of the US Army, as well as many other allied armies, during World War II. They have proved to be popular modelling subjects ever since, largely due to the large number of kits available in many different scales covering a broad selection of the different variants used. The Stuarts were also painted in a wide range of colourful camouflage schemes, reflecting their widespread service, and this adds to their appeal. This title shows a number of different ways to model this popular tank in 1/35 scale, covering construction, painting and weathering the vehicle.

About the Author

Steve Zaloga has been modelling for many years, and has won numerous awards at US and international model shows. He has been writing articles on armour modelling for over twenty-five years for magazines such as Military Modelling, Fine Scale Modeler, IPMS Journal, and Airfix. He is also the author of many books on tanks and military history.

Praise For Modelling the M3/M5 Stuart Light Tank

"Lots of excellent information, techniques, tips, construction methods, and of course, as we all expect from Osprey, top notch photography throughout the entire publication…A perfect addition to your home library." -Mark R. Smith, Armorama (December 2004)

"In his latest book Steven Zaloga shows how to accurately model the Tamiya kit, along with offering from Academy and AFV Club." -Rodger Cole, Armorama (January 2004)