Gotta love those tiny details! #37

We’re finally here! This is the last tank on the list (or maybe not, more on that later) – the Progetto M35 mod. 46.

Safari Corazzato – Progetto M35 mod. 46

The name of this style means “Armored Safari”, fitting the style very nicely.

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A skull of the Cape buffalo, also called the African buffalo. This animal is one of the “Big Five” – 5 most difficult African animals to hunt on foot, but I guess it’s not that hard if you have a tank, especially with an autoloader. Nonetheless it’s a trophy that surely shows the hunter’s skills.

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A hunting rifle described by WG as the “Davide Pedersoli 1886”, but I disagree… Kinda. Davide Pedersoli is a company that produces high quality sporting and hunting weapon replicas. It was founded in 1957 and this particular reproduction was created (if my research is correct) in 2018, so the dates don’t line up at all with the other details, suggesting that the tank was used around WW2. It would be way more logical to use the weapon that this replica was based on – the Winchester Model 1886, a common hunting rifle designed by John Browning himself.

On the other hand the description may be correct and the artist really used the Davide Pedersoli replica, because it still looks correct (thanks to it being a copy of the Winchester) and it has bonus points for being made by an Italian company, fitting the tank.

Or maybe I’m reading too much into it, maybe someone just looked up “Italian hunting rifle”, saw the Davide Pedersoli 1886 and decided that it’s great as it has an Italian name and clearly dates back to 1886, I don’t know. Anyway, here’s a Winchester:

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Two Model 1928 sun helmets, according to the badge belonging to the soldiers of the 3rd Bersaglieri Regiment. These pith helmets looked great, but were soon replaced by the newer steel ones, at least in combat. The new model (and also every other model after that, even today) also has the black feathers attached, as it’s a characteristic element of the Bersaglieri uniform.

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Two pieces of African tribal art – a mask and a shield. The mask certainly look similar to the real ones, but I couldn’t find the exact same one, which is a good thing. I hope that the artist created his own mask, as they were handmade, so there shouldn’t be two exactly the same original masks, which may be the case with modern replicas. The shield on the other hand is not an original creation, it was taken from a stock photo of an African shield.

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Now I don’t think that this drum was based on a real example of an original tribal one. The leather on it looks too regular and the finish is just too polished. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that the African tribesmen were not able to do something like that (I honestly don’t know anything about leather processing so I can’t even say if that’s possible without modern tools or not), just that none of them would bother with that, the goal was to make the drum work, not to make it look perfect. Besides that it’s a good detail, drums played an important role in Africa and this one looks close enough to the real ones to fit here.

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The last detail – a box full of rifles. I tried to move the free cam to see the guns better, but they are rather low quality, after all they were meant to be barely visible. WG said that those are the Carcano Moschetto M38 rifles, and it seems that it’s just that – the full correct name is the Moschetto Carcano Mod. 1938 TS (TS is a version with a detachable bayonet, the regular Moschetto Carcano Mod. 1938 had a folding bayonet, which isn’t present on the model here).

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Conclusion

So it seems that we’re done with the series here… Wait a minute, there are still three styles that were not included because they were missing from the first mod pack that I used, but are present in the one available in the Aslain’s pack. I don’t have the Carro da Combattimento 45 t, so Proserpina has to wait, but the two other styles (for the Obj. 274a and the Type 5 Heavy) will be included in one more (or maybe two if there are too many details) bonus post that will conclude this series.

The Sunday posts were usually among the most popular ones, so it may be a good moment to ask you – do you want me to make more posts after the next one? I surely want to talk about some details that are present on the tank models without the styles in a similar way that I used for all of the previous posts and I’ll probably do that, but I want to hear your opinion. Let me know if you’d like seeing a series like that. I also have some ideas for different historical posts, something like lists – about the thanks that I’d like to see in the game, tanks with cool mechanics that not too many people know why they work the way they do, tanks that should have different names with certain configurations etc. I’d like you to comment what do you think about me making content like that, if you want to see what I’m thinking about, I made one post like that about the hybrid tanks, so that would be kinda similar.

Anyway thanks for sticking with me and this series for so long and see you next time!

Links:

Part 36 (Styles for lower tier Swedish premium tanks)

Part 35 (Styles for lower tier Chinese and Czechoslovak premium tanks)

Part 34 (Styles for lower tier British premium tanks part 2)

Part 33 (Styles for lower tier British premium tanks part 1)

Part 32 (Styles for lower tier French premium tanks)

Part 31 (Styles for lower tier American premium tanks part 3)

Part 30 (Styles for lower tier American premium tanks part 2)

Part 29 (Styles for lower tier American premium tanks part 1 + SU-130PM)

Part 28 (Battle Pass season 6 3D styles)

Part 27 (Styles for lower tier Russian premium tanks part 2)

Part 26 (Styles for lower tier Russian premium tanks part 1)

Part 25 (Styles for lower tier German premium tanks part 2)

Part 24 (Bonus – Spirit of War style)

Part 23 (Styles for lower tier German premium tanks part 1)

Part 22 (Styles for tier X premium tanks part 2)

Part 21 (Styles for tier X premium tanks part 1)

Part 20 (Styles for lower tier tech tree tanks part 5)

Part 19 (Styles for lower tier tech tree tanks part 4)

Part 18 (Styles for lower tier tech tree tanks part 3)

Part 17 (Bonus – Pudel)

Part 16 (Styles for lower tier tech tree tanks part 2)

Part 15 (Styles for lower tier tech tree tanks part 1)

Part 14 (Styles for Italian tech tree tier X tanks)

Part 13 (Styles for Polish and Swedish tech tree tier X tanks)

Part 12 (Styles for Japanese and Czechoslovak tech tree tier X tanks)

Part 11 (Styles for Chinese tech tree tier X tanks)

Part 10 (Styles for British tech tree tier X tanks)

Part 9 (Styles for French tech tree tier X tanks part 2)

Part 8 (Styles for French tech tree tier X tanks part 1 + T110E4)

Part 7 (Styles for American tech tree tier X tanks part 2)

Part 6 (Styles for American tech tree tier X tanks part 1 + Object 705A)

Part 5 (Styles for Russian tech tree tier X tanks part 2)

Part 4 (Styles for Russian tech tree tier X tanks part 1)

Part 3 (Styles for German tech tree tier X tanks part 2)

Part 2 (Styles for German tech tree tier X tanks part 1)

Part 1 (Battle Pass season 5 3D styles)

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