What a great tank! I found this on M82a2’s Photobucket page. I wanted to see what I could do with it as it would make a great mini-scene .. rusting quietly away in the scrub.
I will be using Sketchup’s Match Photo to make an attempt to bring the photo to 3D life. The basics are that you import a photo into Sketchup as “as New Matched Photo”. You are given two pairs of Perspective bars with ‘handles’ on either end. You drag the bars by the handles until they align to the photo. This works to .. an extent. If the photo has been cropped that can cause problems since the software ‘assumes’ the the center of the photograph was dead center of the camera lens when the photo was taken. The other problem is that all lenses have artificats .. pincushioning for example. What we have to do is get close. With a little luck .. and a little skill .. and knowledge .. we can build a model from this.