I’ve always liked early Soviet tanks. The T-18/MS-1 was the first Soviet tank and was based on the Renault FT from WWI. The AER/Eastern Express kit is an old 1/35 scale version of this tank, but the thick parts and poor fit make it almost unbuildable; I ended up using it for parts.
This model was built from the HobbyBoss kit and it’s very easy to build. Unlike most HB kits, it’s not over-engineered. I built it OOB, except for a rudimentary interior (which I didn’t photograph) and an aftermarket headlight. The kit had been sitting idle on my bench for months, waiting only for the tracks, which seems to be the progress killer on most tank kits.
updated February 18 2020