Tiger Model Designs emerged in 2002 with several well received resin update
sets. Their M8 ammo trailer filled a very key void in the U.S. AFV catalogue,
and the M10 trailer is a very fine kit.
I was working on my diorama Italeri's 155mm
howitzer, I knew I wanted a large pile of empty fiberboard charge tubes. I
tried to grind some out of plastic tubing (you need to get the distinctive inset
on the main tube where the cap slides on). TMD owner Joe Bakanovic mentioned to
me he was interested in doing some empty ammo tubes, and with research assistance
from Kurt Laughlin, Mike Canaday and myself, Joe created empty 75mm, 76mm, and
105mm tubes, as well as the 155mm charge tubes (Joe errs in including ammo in
the product titlethis size ammo did not come in tubes). This is a great
way to dress up your dioramas, or leave a few empty tubes on the engine deck of
out TMD's website for their other update sets.
Upgrades and Accessories